Monday, February 07, 2011

Huckabee thinks Palestinians should not get land on West Bank

Conservative Americans are worried about fundamentalist Muslims gaining political power in Egypt. But they aren't worried about Mike Huckabee, a fundamentalist Christian who wants to be the next American President. I noted in a previous post that Mike Huckabee is a dick. Turns out he's also a moron:

"Once and possibly future GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee visited Israel last week. A hallmark of many politicians running for president is expressing support for symbolic measures that hold deep meaning for various ethnic or religious groups. One typical example is promising to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Israel's capital. The State Department maintains the embassy in Tel Aviv because the status of Jerusalem is still in dispute, but Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama all pledged to move it--only to abandon the promise once they took office. Huckabee also supported moving the embassy during his visit. But he also went further and said the Palestinians should not get any land on the West Bank--what Israelis call Judea and Samaria--for a Palestinian state. Instead, he suggested, Arabs should carve out a Palestinian state out of Arab lands, somewhere in the Middle East. How workable is this idea?"


Maury said...

"Arabs should carve out a Palestinian state out of Arab lands, somewhere in the Middle East. How workable is this idea?"

Been there, done that. It's called Jordan.

Iraqi Mojo said...

Apparently Huckabee would like to see the Palestinians living in the remainder of Palestine move to Jordan and other parts of the Middle East, as if Jordan hasn't absorbed enough Palestinian refugees. Many of those Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza are refugees and descendants of refugees from the 48 and 67 wars.

Ayman said...

I think Israel might be willing to eventually give up the West Bank and Gaza. But they would not want either of those areas to be used a base for attacking Israel.

I think what is most likely is a gradual reconciliation, where the Arabs and Palestinians forget about "wiping the Jews off the map" and Israel forgets about occupying the West Bank and Gaza.

How long will this take? Probably 15 to 20 years. It takes a long time to build trust between warring peoples. Both sides have been burned before. So, they will move slowly.