We should all be grateful to our global correspondent, Sen.Rob Portman, for returning from Israel this week with exclusive unbreaking news. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Portman informed us, is not pleased about a possible Iran nuclear deal.

Oh? Who knew?

The tag-along Republican senator, embellishing his foreign policy experience for his re-election campaign, shared his discovery of Bibi’s dark mood with Fox News, which was breathless to hear about it.

According to the Plain Dealer, Portman described his Israeli host as “worried”, adding: ”He’s concered about what’s happening in the neighborhood. It’s a pretty dangerous and volatile place.”

Praising Israel as “our true friend”, Portman went on: ‘If we’re not standing with them, the place will be even more volatile, the Middle East and the region.”

Senator, we went down that road with Netanyahu weeks ago. Where have you been ever since Speaker John Boehner invited him to say the same thing to Congress?

May we expect that his next junket will be to the Arctic Circle to interview unhappy polar bears about global warming?