#Romneyshambles: Mitt Romney outraged Palestinians by saying Israel’s economic success compared to its Palestinian neighbors was due in part to “the hand of providence” and that Israeli culture was more superior to Palestinian culture, CNN reports. He’s a real mouthpiece for Benjamin Netanyahu. So much for being fair and balanced. They are now calling him a racist. Even George W. Bush and Bill Clinton realized they couldn’t just insult the Palestinians in favor of the Israelis. Can’t wait to see how he will muck up his trip to Poland.
“As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000 dollars, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality,” Romney said.
(Figures on the United Nations’ website actually indicate a much greater disparity between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. Israel had a per capita GDP of $27,060 in 2009, while the 2009 per capita GDP of the occupied Palestinian territory was listed as $1,367.)
Citing the book “The Wealth and Poverty of Nations,” Romney detailed his interpretation of author David Landes’ thesis. Source: CNN
Romney called racist by Palestinian official Saeb Erekat for his view that Israeli culture more superior to Palestinian culture. If Mitt Romney becomes the next president, he will be a lapdog to Bibi Netanyahu and you can forget any type of peace negotiations. He would have literally kicked sand in the faces of the Palestinian people in exchange for currying favor with the Israelis. What a hypocrite. Two wrongs don’t make it right. God forbid we should ever try to disrupt his “spiritual connection” with Israel.
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