US military and Israel both show great uncertainty over Obama

Military Times survey showed that 60% of US service members feel pessimestic or uncertian about Obama as the nation’s military chief. The New York Post reports that Isreal leaders may be acting in haste before Obama takes the White House;

“Ordinarily, Israeli leaders would only need to ponder battlefield costs and counter international pro-terror propaganda. But the rise of President-elect Obama complicates matters gravely. Even the timing of Israel’s strike at Hamas has been driven, at least in part, by the coming power transfer in Washington.”

What Obama does in the first 30 days will help either reassure people’s confidence or fears.