Apparently, as longtime protocol allows, Mitt Romney had plans to meet with both Benjamin Netanhayu and MK Shelley Yacimovich while in Israel.
Haaretz gives a moment by moment account of how the meeting as completely planned out and ready to go right up until a confirmation phone call between Mitt's people and Yacimovich's people in the middle of Mitt's meeting with Netanyahu.
Suddenly the meeting was cancelled. Obviously Yacimovich and Herzog (Labor Knesset faction head) believe the change in schedule came about because of pressure from Netanyahu.
I don't know if that's true. But either way it's disconcerting.
If true (which I would have no problem believing. Romney can't stand up to anyone except maybe the NAACP /snort) then we have a real problem of who, exactly, would be running our foreign policy if Romney was elected. And if looking at his present advisors and staff wasn't enough, this certainly should be cause of deep concern for anyone who doesn't want a nuclear war that starts in the middle east.
If it's not true, it shows incredible political tin-ear (another thing I have no problem believing). Why create the illusion of being a puppet of a foreign regime? At a time when Americans are war weary and frankly many are completely done with middle eastern politics and drama, the last thing Romney's camp needs is to appear to be able to be manipulated by someone who seems to want to create a "situation" with Iran.
Is this guy capable of leadership at all?
Does he or does he not have a mind of his own?