The foreign policy shoe drops…
by Nob Akimoto
on September 18, 2012
…and it’s pretty ugly.
1. Romney thinks the best solution to the Israel-Palestine problem is to “kick the can down the road.” Most observers of the situation emphatically believe this is the worst possible thing to do, given that demographics and political constraints would eventually make a settlement even more difficult. But I suppose apartheid state is fine so long as the problem doesn’t harm Mitt Romney.
2. He evidently thinks you need enriched uranium to make a radiological weapon. Either his advisers are feeding him really bad information, or he’s not well read on this subject. (This does not speak well to counter-proliferation efforts by the by.)
3. Evidently he believes his “John Wayne” Diplomacy (Or “Chuck Norris” Diplomacy, or whatever meme you wanna stand in…) plan is actually an improvement and that the biggest substantive critique of the Obama Administration is that they try engagement at all…
This is seriously unreal. I was ready to chalk up some of his campaign trail nonsense to not knowing what the hell he was talking about, but he was able to go at length about the Israel/Palestine situation and his solution essentially is just one of those things you never, ever admit to, even in the most private of company. That he dismissed a former Sec-State (I’d imagine this is probably Baker) saying there’s the prospect of a settlement without even asking what that prospect is is also quite unbelievable.
Either he’s thoroughly in thrall of the neocons on his advisory staff or…well I can’t think of the alternative right now. He can’t be that stupid, right?