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Is that so important?

Reader comment on item: Romney's Remarkable Speech in Jerusalem
in response to reader comment: The net effect: No change in US Policy

Submitted by Stas (Ukraine), Jul 31, 2012 at 17:33

Daniel Pipes replies that "this is a moral and philosophical and religious connection for Romney."

And what of it? Even if we were not so cynical and we did believe that (and not that he says as all politicians do, what is right for the moment), does that mean he will effect any real change in the White House? Did not George W bush have a deep moral and philosophical and religious connection to Israel, even more so after 9/11? What effect did that have on the actual policies? Did it stop him from making side deals and cozying with the Saudis? Did it stop him from pressuring Israel into letting Gaza elect Hamas? How did it translate into anything of consequence other than making those already pro-Israel types feel good that the US President has a warm spot for Israel.

I say this knowing that Romney must be elected because the only difference that matters is their economical tactics and philosophies. But even that only matters so much given the influence of the Fed Reserve, the IMF and the fillibusters in congress.

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