UP: Incoherence in foreign policy

DOWN: Presidential articulation of our goals in Iraq

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a rally supporting Israel in front of city hall in Dallas, Texas, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Gov. Perry criticized on Wednesday an American "policy of calculated ambivalence" toward Israel, a nod toward conservative voters as he considers a second run for president. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Brad Loper) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES; MAGAZINES OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a rally supporting Israel in Dallas in July. (Brad Loper/Associated Press via the Dallas Morning News)

UP: The price of waiting too long to act

DOWN: U.S. influence in the Middle East

UP: Israel’s shared interests with Sunni monarchies

DOWN: Hope for Gaza

UP: Focus on demilitarizing Gaza

DOWN: The “peace process”

UP: Gullibility of Western media

DOWN: Unreliability of United Nations casualty figures in Gaza

UP: GOP support for Israel

DOWN: Eliminating aid for Israel

UP: Recognition the Middle East is in chaos

DOWN: Ending a decade of war

UP: Importance of foreign policy in the 2016 election

DOWN: Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy accomplishments

UP: GOP Senate incumbents

DOWN: Senate Conservatives Fund

UP: Vulnerable Senate Democrats

DOWN: Obama’s ratings on domestic and foreign policy