Aside from insulting 47% of the voting population (including the elderly, veterans and active service members receiving combat pay), Romney threw up his hands the Middle East…
[Romney] has already given up on the Middle East before even being elected — and taken to its logical conclusions is saying: “Vote for me! I’m not going to lift a finger trying to fix the Iraeli-Palestinian problem!”
“So what you do is, you say, you move things along the best way you can. You hope for some degree of stability, but you recognize that this is going to remain an unsolved problem… and we kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it.”
Wait, What? It couldn’t be much more clearer — he openly says he doesn’t think peace is possible and just plans to leave it for someone else to deal with. Lasting peace in the Middle East will be difficult, I’m not saying its easy. I could understand if he said he didn’t know how it could be solved. There’s nothing wrong with that. But to reveal that your grand plan, as leader of the free world with the might of one of the largest military powers in the world behind you, is to sit there with your thumb up your ass doing absolutely nothing just seems to be morally and ethically bankrupt. It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out in the election and whether this will damage Romney’s campaign in the long term.