shababikover 1 year ago
Did you listen to Romney's speech? He spoke extensively on concrete steps to encourage investment and economic interdependence between the US and the Middle East. Regardless of your feelings on Romney or Israel/Palestine, to not mention that in this article is quite a lie of omission in that, unlike his opponent, he has outlined clear steps toward stabilization, economic growth, and hopefully peace in the future.
Additionally, as unfortunate and unjust the situation in Israel and Palestine is, it simply is not the most pressing issue in the Middle East right now. There is a violent revolution in Syria with a staggering and rising death toll, with violence spilling over into Lebanon, Turkey, and Iraq. Iraq has a number of internal issues in its political and security structures. Iran is moving toward nuclear capability. Al-Qaeda has a growing presence and power in North Africa. The USA has increased drone warfare in Yemen and Pakistan. On neither the strategic nor humanitarian fronts is the Israel/Palestine situation a top priority for the US at the moment.