Romney was Right About the Palestinian Economy
When Mitt Romney made his comments about the "culture" of the Palestinians being at the root of their economic misery, he was struck by a whirlwind of invective. Problem is that he was right.
John Podhoretz points out in Commentary:
You want a political culture that works to create conditions under which an economy can thrive? Since signing the Oslo Accords with the Palestinians, Israel has spent two decades working to unshackle its economy from its socialist roots, with remarkable results.
The Palestinians? They’ve created what the House Foreign Affairs Committee has called a “chronic kleptocracy,” with foreign aid and investment shamelessly stolen and diverted to the bank accounts of the leaders of the Palestinian Authority and its gangsterish local strongmen.