Saturday, January 12, 2008

Huckabee: Not Sane

Matthew Duss calls attention to Mike Huckabee's views on a Palestinian state:
"When asked about a Palestinian state, Gov. Huckabee stated that he supports creating a Palestinian state, but believes that it should be formed outside of Israel. He named Egypt and Saudi Arabia as possible alternatives, noting that the Arabs have far more land than the Israelis and that it would only be fair for other Arab nations to give the Palestinians land for a state, rather than carving it out of the tiny Israeli state."

This probably belongs in the ignorance category as much as anything else. He obviously doesn't realize that the proposed Palestinian state consists of occupied territory which Israel has never annexed, and in a sense his belief that the Palestinians should have a state shows some sense of fairness. At the same time, this level of ignorance is appalling, especially for someone who has been to Israel nine times. Don't politicians do anything useful on these junkets?



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