The Middle East needs the United States as a mediator. Presidential wannabe Mitt Romney has already disqualified himself for that post.
<i>On his foreign tour, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is proving what a foreign policy amateur he is. Israel loves it.</i>
What does the guy want? What will Mitt Romney do in the event he wins the presidential election in November? That's a question that unfortunately must remain unanswered, even after [Read more]
It must be said that Democrats have long been dreaming that Romney would say something new about foreign policy, because he clearly does not understand it (although American voters are not very competent in this area either).
Also consider this: failures and problems haunted mainly those countries that tried to make their currencies quasi-convertible and to peg them to the U.S. dollar, be it Asia in 1997, Russia in 1998, or Argentina in 2001. Freedom to manuever is worth more in the modern world than any advantages of “stability.”
The trip, designed to appeal to Jewish and evangelical voters in the U.S. by asserting his “passion and commitment to Israel” and his 'respect' of a unilateral attack by Israel on Iran, was always going to be a distasteful affair.
Can continuation of the current trend between both sides secure long-term peace and stability in a hectic region like the Middle East?
The lack of restraint with which Mitt Romney's visit to Jerusalem has been handled is scandalous, perhaps unprecedented.
Israel convinced that it is the one electing the American president - that the decision on who will lead the United States, and the world, rests in its hands.
There are numerous economic and strategic interests at play when it comes to assessing the policies of Western nations, Russia and China.