Originally Posted by Direckshun
The problem is that you are describing the Palestinians as a blanket statement, and as a population that isn't desperate and dynamic.
It's the same error Romney commits in the OP, and while it's clearly why you love whatever it is he had to say up there, it's why his statement (and yours) are drastically misguided.
That is factually inaccurate. There's enough bullshit wafting around in this thread, try to steer clear of hyperbole.
You're dead right that too much of the Palestinian leadership over the years, from Arafat to Hamas, have cynically capitalized on fear among Palestinians in order to entrench their own power. But that does not mean the Palestinian population does not want a two-state solution.
One compromise? One?
How about the '67 borders. That's a pretty significant idea for compromise that Palestine has long endorsed but Israel is just now moving away from.
Did Clinton's deal that Arafat rejected include the 67 borders? Who can blame Israel from stepping back from that position when there is no movement at all from the other side on acknowledging their right to exist.