I don't think Obama sees a successful outcome if Israel strikes Iran. Most experts predict it would create such turmoil there that oil prices would go so high that it would be devastating for the world economy. He, nor the country need another war in the middle east. We haven't paid for the last two wars over there, nor Vietnam for that matter.To a certain extent it looks like Obama wants it both ways, if Israel strikes Iran and is successful then he will be happy, but if not he'll say:"See? I warned you!"