Does Romney's flagrant dismissal of the Palestinian cause indicate a worrying sense of justice?
Romney has now been heard in a secret recording hinting that Palestinians and their struggle are a lost cause. Does such wilful pitiless dismissal indicate Romney is neither mature enough nor has a rounded enough sense of justice? Should he therefore, not under any circumstances be elected President?
Did you listen to the whole commentary about foreign policy? About how the foundation for everything he does is strength? Their isn't anything wrong with strength. There is something wrong, however, with what Romney believes strength to be. For him it is getting what you want through force. Most of us call that bullying. Romney is still that punk in the schoolyard holding a kid down on the ground and shaving his hair because it didn't conform to his ideal. That isn't strength. That is in fact weakness. It is the inability or unwillingness to see past your own condition, due to fear, weak mental faculties, or some other deficiency of character. Gandhi was strong. Martin Luther King was strong. Romney is not. As President he would be powerful. He wouldn't be strong. Him not seeming to understand that distinction is a terrible prospect for many more than just the Palestinians.
In fact there is at least a section of Palestinians of whom this is true. Hamas have in the past stated openly that their sole aim is to destroy Israel and that they will never accept a 2-state solution. They have also said in the past that they will negotiate to get land, purely to use that land as a stepping stone in the plan to destroy Israel.
However, Romney seems to make sweeping generalizations and apply negative judgments universally. He sees things in black and white. This is not helpful as it does not advance us toward a solution when the situation is not that simple. It is important to see situations truthfully, but also to see them in breadth and depth. To simply take a position and be dismissive of any other consideration is not indicative of a man with statesmanlike qualities.
The U.S. is involved in managing peace talks, etc. in Israel. How would you ever get the Palestinians to the table with Romney as President? For Israel and other international situations, the wisdom of Solomon is required. Somehow I don't think he has it.
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