Benjamin Netanyahu is still rattling a saber. Arab leaders may well warn that a strike on Iran could lead to World War III. Big words seem to be the only way to measure whether the region is closer to or farther from an armed conflict that would almost surely draw in America.
When Democrats say Romney is "anti-Israel" or Republicans say Obama is, don't believe them. If "pro-Israel" means following Binyamin Netanyahu's lead on all matters relating to the Middle East, they are one and the same. And that is the pity.
Romney's trip abroad has demonstrated that his foreign policy operation is "bush league" in more ways than one. By now the entire world has gotten a chance to see that Mitt Romney is no foreign policy or diplomatic genius.
American support for Israel is, has been and ought to be bipartisan. There were very good American reasons for it in the past and there are very good American reasons for it in the future. They are not found in election-time pandering.
The big question about the Romney visit is whether he will attack the president while on foreign soil. Traditionally, American politicians avoid that, adhering to the customary view that "politics stop at the water's edge."