IF YOU WERE TRYING TO DO LASTING DAMAGE TO THE UNITED STATES’ WORLD POSITION, WHAT WOULD YOU DO DIFFERENTLY? NBC’s Engel: US allies fear Obama admin leaking information to Iran. “Just how badly has Barack Obama and his administration damaged relations with our allies in the Middle East? NBC’s Richard Engel reports that the Sunni nations in the region have begun to fear that the Obama administration leaks intel to Iran as part of its efforts at rapprochement with the mullahs, which is why the US got blindsided by the Saudi-led coalition’s operations in Yemen. The White House’s ‘incoherence’ in policy, Engel reports, has most of them losing confidence in American leadership.” Welcome to the party, guys. But you can only judge a policy “incompetent” or “incoherent” if you know what that policy is intended to accomplish.