Originally Posted by Lightrise
What is most revealing about this is that Romney does not have patience for diplomacy, and that would certainly extend to every endeavor of his involvement. That translates to costly misinformed decisions. This is what disqualifies him for national leadership. The American people will get it right and Romney will not become president. As for the issue itself I can understand the conclusion, however, it falls woefully short of thinking about the true motives of Israel. The Israeli's don't ever want peace either. They will not stop with the settlements and even the idea of the land swap to preserve a security arrangement and return borders to 1967 levels is unthinkable for them. They continue to steal land and build these illegal settlements. They violated the terms of the Oslo accords. That is always easy for them, they don't like an agreement their government makes and then change their government and nothing ever happened. In my view, the Oslo Accords are still the best chance for peace. They recognized Israel's right to exist. Peace is probably not at hand now given changes in Egypt, Netanyahu's extremism and the lame duck situation in Iran with the mess in Syria. What is needed now is a two year timeout for the area to cool off. I think a solution is possible and perhaps this can be pursued as the divisive players leave the scene for good. Romney as a divisive influence will be the first to go here and that is best for everyone.
It's laughable to accuse Romney of lacking patience. There's nothing in this article that even suggests such a thing.
"Well, it is one thing for Bill Clinton to say, I feel your pain. It is another thing for Barack Obama to say I feel your pain that I have caused." - George Will