I have delayed responding to Obama’s speech last week, which called for Israel to revert back to its pre-1967 borders as a precondition for talks. Being the Rational Republican, I wanted to take some time to reflect on the situation rather than fall prey to my deeply viceral initial reaction.
The first step of attempting to view this issue objectively, is to acknowledge personal bias. To be clear, any sympathy I may have had for the Palestinian plight vanished after seeing the Palestinian people dance in the streets after 9/11.
If you do not trust Fox News, I also posted similar CNN footage below.
In future posts, I am going to examine various dimensions of this issue with an eye on objectivity.
Anything less would be irrational.