This also comes in handy for diverting attention from Dear Leader. (audio clip after page break) The most recent in an endless stream of examples that may stretch into perpetuity -- former New governor Eliot Spitzer (yeah, the hooker guy) during an appearance on the radio show "Both Sides Now" with Arianna Huffington and Mary Matalin -- George Bush's neo-con worldview caused more harm to this nation and more harm in the Middle East than one can imagine and unfortunately,, weathervane, Etch a Sketch, feckless individual that he is, continues to surround himself with the same people who made every conceivable error when it came to foreign policy. President Obama has been a remarkably staunch ally of Israel and only those who do not really understand this matter continue to distort, and I mean distort that record, taking things out of context in a way that in a courtroom would be ruled inadmissible. The president and the Defense Department, primarily under the leadership of Secretary Gates for many years, handled the Arab Spring in a way that has led to democracy in Libya, a government there that is pro-US. There are dangerous elements in the Middle East whom we have primarily decapitated with smart use of our anti-terrorist forces, much against what George Bush taking us into unnecessary wars in Iraq did.