Once more, the Americans put the "stability" of the Middle East of the safety of Israeli civilians. Actually, what they want is to maintain the support they have within their Arab allies, since they see Iraq, and perhaps Iran, as their main problem in the region. We have to realize that as far as they are concerned, we are but pawns in their war against the Evil Dictator, Saddam Hussein.
Do you remember what Zionism was originally about, at least partially? Taking initiative, making our own country, because we can't trust others to work towards our interests.