I've enjoyed watching Mitt Romney stumble his way through his foreign trip. This was supposed to be his big chance to show off his foreign-policy chops, his opportunity to impress Americans by his abiility to navigate global waters. Epic failure.
I loved his foolish performance in London, where he insulted the British on their Olympic preparations. But it was his vapid eagerness to curry favor with America's Jewish community that floored me the most: calling Jerusalem the "capital of Israel," and blaming low Palestinian GDP on culture rather than the oppressive Israeli occupation. Disgusting.
Of course, Romney is only part of the unfortunately long line of American politicians over many decades standing in blind support of Israel. But his words show him to be one of the most craven and absurd of them.