August 01, 2012

Candidate for President Speaks of Arab Poverty Culture

It must be that raaayyyccyyyyssstt Mitt Romney, no wait.

The press is having fun today amplifying the complaint of Palestinian "negotiator" Saeb Ereikat that comments Mitt Romney made in Jerusalem yesterday are "racist." What was Romney's offense? In the course of expressing amazement at Israel's economic miracle, he merely pointed out that cultural differences lead to differences in economic performance.

The funny thing is, there's another candidate for president who has also made this point, and in fact made it repeatedly over the past few years. That candidate is the current president, Barack Obama.

In his famous 2009 “Speech to the Muslim World” in Cairo, he said:

“But all of us must recognize that education and innovation will be the currency of the 21st century -- and in too many Muslim communities, there remains underinvestment in these areas.”

He pointed out that "a woman who is denied an education is denied equality... And it is no coincidence that countries where women are well educated are far more likely to be prosperous."

Of course both are right. No one can be blamed for the current state of Arab Muslim nations except the Muslim Arabs that live there.

Well except for the Jews, Amerikkka, England, global warming, Luxembourg, Elvis and Jello Pudding. But mostly Elvis.

By Howie at 11:33 AM | Comments |