No administration should be "kicking the Can" of military involvement down the road to look good at some future administration's expense.
But too often that is what Democrat administrations do. Bill Clinton mishandled Somalia in a way which emboldened Bin Laden. Bill Clinton's failure to do something about Bin Laden resulted in Bush having to unwillingly be a war time president.
Obama is making the grand gesture of deference to the Iranian mullahs and also that of precipitously withdrawing troops from Iraq.
The danger is that we will be militarily involved heavily in the region in the future.
The apparent Iranian assassination plot would indicate a definite contempt for Obama's handling of US interests on the part of the Iranian mullahs which can translate to some serious crisis for us in the future.
And throwing Israel to the wolves would be very foolish policy indeed.
ROSENBERG: Confronting the threat from Iran
"The Obama administration is not taking decisive action to neutralize Iran. President Obama?s policy of engagement with the mullahs has morphed into a policy of appeasement, and it has failed. Yet the White House has all but taken the use of force off the table. In September 2009, then-Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said, ?The reality is, there is no military option that does anything more than buy time.? In April 2010, the New York Times reported that Mr. Gates had ?warned in a secret three-page memorandum to top White House officials that the United States does not have an effective long-range policy for dealing with Iran?s steady progress toward nuclear capability.? Little has changed in the past 18 months. What?s more, the administration is pressuring Israel not to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iran despite the growing threat of a second Holocaust."