Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The hits keep on coming

More video from the secretly-taped Romney fundraiser, discussed yesterday.  Here, Romney shares his belief that peace between the Palestinians and Israelis because "the Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace, and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish."  He goes on to talk about practical problems involved with a Palestinian state, such as borders between the West Bank, Syria and Jordan.  Unfortunately, the West Bank does not border Syria at all.  That's Syria up there in the northeastern corner.

Were Romney elected, his would become a self-fulfilling prophecy.  Given his demonstrable lack of knowledge of the situation, as well as his belief that peace is impossible due to the flaws of one side, he would be utterly incapable of brokering any sort of peace arrangement.

Just one more element of perhaps the worst week for a major party nominee in  recent history.

1 comment:

NWest said...

Perhaps a peace agreement should be brokered by those that live in the area affected? Yeah, romney's FP knowledge is pretty poor. But the president himself apparently forgot that Egypt is considered an ally by the US..

I don't ever hear about the occupied palestinean lands in Jordan or Egypt, yet those countries took land from palestine as well... Perhaps we could just stay out of it..?