While Mitt Romney did a good job in the last presidential debate, there was one thing I really think he was remiss in not pointing out. When the topic of Israel came up, the Governor should have mentioned the unprecedented proposal that President Obama made in 2011 when he told Israel to adopt its 1967 borders. (See the video at the bottom of this post)
With all the attempts by President Obama to claim that he has established the strongest relationship with Israel of any previous President, there are many facts which contradict that claim. Between his refusal to ever visit Israel during his entire term in office, his recent refusal to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while Bebe was visiting the U.S. last month, and a history of Obama snubbing the Prime Minister on many occasions prior to that, it is clear that the American relationship with Israel is not as warm and close as it has been under previous presidents. But one of the most egregious acts against Israel committed by President Obama was his attempt to have Israel return to its indefensible 1967 borders. It is a point which has not gotten the attention that it should in this election but for good reason, it must.
By trying to have Israel return it’s pre-1967 borders, President Obama was providing Arab states and the Palestinians with the ability to launch ground and missile attacks on the Jewish state with ease. As explained in this video, a return to those borders would make it impossible for Israel to effectively defend itself against the enemies who surround them and have a great capacity to exploit added opportunities to launch ground and missile attacks. Yet this is the position that Barack Obama proposed one of closest allies in the world to put themselves in.
During the last presidential debate, Mitt Romney had multiple chances to remind voters of this major Obama foreign policy initiative. And he should have. At one point Romney reminded voters about Obama’s the apology tour to the Middle East he went on when first coming to office. Governor Romney reminded us that while the President took the opportunity to fly to Egypt and to Saudi Arabia and to Turkey and Iraq, he skipped Israel, our closest friend in the region. It was around then that Romney should have at some point pivoted to President Obama’s 1967 border proposal by adding that while he has apologized to audiences that consisted of our enemies, he has also asked our friends to make fatal concessions to our enemies. In this case it was a concession that would have moved Israel closer to extinction.
Obama’s attempt to have Israel adopt indefensible borders is a major issue. It is another sign of his bass ackwards policies. Policies which seek to placate our enemies and offend our allies. A policy that is more in the best interests of enemies than our own nation.
When it comes to the Middle East, Israel is the only nation in the region that the United States need not fear a terrorist attack from. If it is not our only real friend in the Middle East, it is certainly our best. For that reason alone, it should not have a so-called friend who makes it easier for Israel’s enemies to destroy them. Yet that is a part of the Obama foreign policy which was not mentioned in any of the debates. So I have prepared the following video to make the point that Mitt failed to and that others have forget to.
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