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Romney seems to have forgotten (or rather he probably just couldn't possibly care less) that there are ramifications to his words in the region. As most responsible world leaders are aware, there's more than just one side to this peace process that the US must be able to bring to the table. All evidence points to Romney's inability to do that after today.

In another (and potentially far more deadly) unnecessary diplomatic incident created because of Romney's weakness in foreign affairs, the Palestinians are extremely upset by the Romney campaign's needlessly hawkish rhetoric today. In his desperation to look tough (something Obama doesn't need to pretend to do), Romney has put Israel at greater risk:

the Palestinians were infuriated, saying his remarks were "harmful to American interests in our region."

"They harm peace, security and stability," Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat told AFP.

"Even if this statement is within the US election campaign, it is unacceptable and we completely reject it. The US election campaign should never be at the expense of the Palestinians," he said.

There is no peace in the region down Romney's dark path - a path that infuriates the Palestinians.

This is what happens when a weak American leader is forced to make unnecessarily controversial remarks in order to project a sense of strength he or she doesn't naturally exude. They say things that they think will make them look informed (as in the case of Romney's blunders in London, including his outing of the secret service head). Or they say things they think will make them look hawkish (as he and his campaign did in Israel).

But it's actually this weakness masquerading as strength that always makes our world more dangerous. This is what happened with Bush after 911. A weak failed president had to project fake strength in order to shore up his political future, but in doing so he knowingly made the world far more dangerous.

This seems to be all Romney is now left with.

As Newsweek suggests, Romney's wimpiness of character and lack of foreign experience is a big problem.

What's an even bigger problem is the fake strength he and his team will try to project and the dangerous rhetoric and policies they'll need to promote in order to do it.

Obama is strong enough that he doesn't need to do and say unwise things to appear strong. He just IS. He doesn't need to brag about it. His actions speak louder than anything Romney could say.

Who knows how many Israelis (and Palestinians) will pay for Romney's fake bravado with their lives.

What I am sure of is that Romney and his team couldn't possibly care less.

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