Today Mittens met with Benjamin Netanyahu. He also had a meeting scheduled with the Leader of Israel’s Labor party. Turns out that Netanyahu didn’t think Mitt should meet with his political opposition. Guess what happened:
Much has been written about the warm personal relationship between the two friends, ex-governor Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for the presidency of the United States, and Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel. Today it has become clear that the two are more than just friends. Romney apparently accepts instructions from Netanyahu who succeeded in getting him to cancel a scheduled and meticulously planned meeting with MK Shelly Yacimovich, the leader of the Labor party. [snip]
The meeting was due to take place today, at 1:30 P.M., at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. [snip]
And then Romney went into a meeting with Netanyahu at the Prime Minister’s Bureau in Jerusalem. During the course of the meeting the candidate’s staff contacted Herzog to inform him that the meeting had regrettably been cancelled, “for reasons of protocol.” Herzog and Yacimovich have no doubts: Netanyahu, or his people, didn’t approve of the Yacimovich meeting and pressured Romney to cancel it – and succeeded.
Romney promised to serve Netanyahu during one of the Republican debates. There was a discussion back and forth between Mitt and Newt about the ME and Iran. Mittens made clear that the policy goals of the Netanyahu government would trump any other policy concern and that he would get Bibi’s approval before he made any statement or took any action:
I’d get on the phone to my friend Bibi Netanyahu and say, ‘Would it help if I said this? What would you like me to do?’
It seems that Mitt thinks that POTUS a just a sub-Cabinet position in Netanyahu’s government. So it really was not a surprise that Romney rolled over when Bibi told him to cancel a meeting with opposition Party Leaders. Romney is a coward who is easily intimidated. He will say and do whatever his handlers tell him to do.
I can’t wait for his speech in Poland about the dangers of the Soviet Union and the Iron Curtain…
UPDATE: It turns out that Romney isn’t done with his “how high” routine. Mitt was told to jump and so he did. In a speech today he proclaimed Jerusalem the capital of Israel and he offered to move the US Embassy there whenever Bibi gives him the order to do so:
“My understanding is the policy of our nation has been a desire to move our embassy ultimately to the capital (Jerusalem),” he said, adding, “I would only want to do so and to select the timing in accordance with the government of Israel.”
There is not an universe where such a move would be in the interests of US foreign policy. In the interest of Bibi and wingnuts–sure, but the security of America. Nope. And yet, Mitt will sell out the Nation for a pat on the head and a few shekels.
Weak. Mitt is weak. It rhymes with sneak.