Between that and his comments on the 47% of American moochers who’ll vote for Obama no matter what, it looks like Gov. Romney has decided to engage in a campaign of simply telling the truth. The whole hard, ugly truth.
Via the Jerusalem Post:
US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney questioned the feasibility of the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank, according to video footage published Tuesday by US magazine Mother Jones.
“I’m torn by two perspectives in this regard,” Romney said at a $50,000-per-plate fundraising dinner on May 17. “One is the one which I’ve had for some time, which is that the Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace, and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish.”
Romney then launched into a hypothetical scenario in which Israelis allow the Palestinians to establish a state in the West Bank but are then forced to contend with unsolvable security and border issues.
It is “maybe seven miles from Tel Aviv to what would be the West Bank,” he said, repeating an oft-cited Israeli security concern alleging that an opposing Arab army in the West Bank could cut Israel in half horizontally in a matter of minutes. “And now how about the airport?” he asked.
It’s been said many, many times before — but if Palestinians were to lay down all of their weapons and vow to live in peace with Israel, there would be peace today. If Isreal were to lay down all of their weapons and vow to live in peace with Palestine, they would be wiped off the map by lunch time.
Palestine and the entirety of the Muslim world only wants one thing when it comes to Israel, and that is to eradicate them from the map.