On Thursday, Obama gave a speech where he called for Israel to return to its border lines as drawn before the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. It didn’t take long for the Republican attack machine to swing into action, with fierce criticism coming from Mike Huckabee and Representative Allen West.
Presidential contender Mitt Romney condemned Obama, saying that he “violated a first principle of American foreign policy, which is to stand firm by our friends”, accusing Obama of going against the wishes of our allies.
There is just one problem — the two-state solution based on 1967 borders (with possible land-swaps) that Obama called for is supported by most of our allies, including Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan. So in fact, it is Romney who is violating his own first principle of American foreign policy by not standing with our friends. Could he have gotten it any more wrong?