Mike Huckabee's article in Foreign Affairs has come in for much deserved ridicule, for such statements as these two:
Mike Huckabee, Republican presidential candidate.
- "Much like a top high school student, if [the United States] is modest about its abilities and achievements, if it is generous in helping others, it is loved. But if it attempts to dominate others, it is despised."
- "We must first destroy existing terrorist groups and then attack the underlying conditions that breed them: the lack of basic sanitation, health care, education, jobs, a free press, fair courts -- which all translates into a lack of opportunity and hope."
But true connoisseurs of the Republican candidate for president are still wrapping their arms around this foreign policy insight delivered in a September inverview:
"If there is going to be a Palestinian state, it needs to be on land that doesn't threaten the existence or security of Israel. There is a lot of available real estate around the world that would not be a direct threat to Israel's security."
James D. Besser, who conducted this interview, added that "Huckabee declined to offer suggestions about where that [real estate] might be." Uganda or Birobidjan, perhaps? (December 24, 2007)