The Palestinians are likely to ask the U.N. Security Council to vote on creating a state for them on the West Bank. The U.S., as a member of the U.N. Security Council has vowed to veto the proposal. (It only takes a veto from one of the five permanent members of the Security Council to scuttle any proposal. Members are: China, Russia, U.S. France, U.K.) But what if Obama changes his mind? Obama has made overtures to the Arab world since he became President. He's supplying aid to rebels in Libya, Egypt, Yemen and elsewhere. Surely if the U.S. vetoes a Palestinian state all of the confidence he's gained from the Arab world would be flushed away. In fact, Saudi Arabia is warning the U.S. that there would be many policy shifts against the U.S. if it vetoes this proposal. The United Kingdom and France aren't saying which way they would vote. I would presume that China and Russia would be O.K. with the proposal (they rarely veto anything.) I suppose the U.S. could abstain. The problem for Obama is that if he doesn't veto the proposal he will infuriate Israel and millions of evangelicals. He will probably lose most of his Jewish supporters and contributors. This would be devastating to his re-election bid. Which got me to thinking--maybe Obama is a one term President, by his own design. Maybe now that he's got the Presidency he's going for broke. Consider the battle for health care. Consider his free spending ways. If he doesn't veto this proposal it's going to be hard to live down the claims that he's a secret Muslim. I shudder to think what will happen if the U.S. does not veto.