Romney Sticks Foot In Mouth, Is Partially Right

1 comment January 23rd, 2008at 07:52am Posted by Eli

Very poor choice of analogy, but I agree with his basic premise:

In his remarks, Romney dismissed those who counsel diplomacy in the region — specifically the Baker-Hamilton Commission — as naively thinking “everything would be fine in the Middle East” if “we could just settle things between the Palestinians and the Israelis”:

The consequences of that accommodation of his [Hitler’s] press releases was devastating to the entire world, and most devastating to millions of Jews,” Romney said to about 200 people at a Republican Jewish Coalition of Florida function. “Today we have individuals who believe that the cause of the challenges in the Middle East is the conflict in Israel with the Palestinians, and that if somehow we could just have the Baker-Hamilton Commission imposed and we could just settle things between the Palestinians and the Israelis, why everything would be fine in the Middle East.”

Comparing attempts to broker peace between Israel and Palestine to the appeasement of Hitler is simply ridiculous. But so is believing that such a peace would somehow magically fix the rest of the Middle East. I think it’s the right thing to do for its own sake, and for the good of both the Palestinians and the Israelis, but I don’t think it would change anything else – it certainly wouldn’t have the slightest bit of impact on Iraq, Iran, or al Qaeda.

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