A classic gaffe

Mitt Romney commits a classic gaffe by inadvertently stating the obvious:

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney questioned the feasibility of the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank, according to video footage published Tuesday by US magazine Mother Jones.

“I’m torn by two perspectives in this regard,” Romney said at a $50,000-per-plate fundraising dinner on May 17. “One is the one which I’ve had for some time, which is that the Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace, and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish.”

Considering that the Begin-Sadat accord was nearly 40 years ago and there is still no peace in sight, I think that’s a safe conclusion. Of course, why should the Palestinians be interested in peace until they get their land back? Israel has a right to the land by right of conquest, but that very right means that they will likely have to fight to hold it.