Mitt Romney praises Israel for its high GDP despite maintaining costly occupation and army
JERUSALEM: US presidential candidate Mitt Romney rounded up his gaffe-strewn visit to Israel yesterday by praising the country for its economic achievements in the face of difficulties.
“You have managed to achieve a GDP per capita of about $21,000, despite having to maintain an expensive occupation in Palestine, build one of the world’s largest walls and arm your teenagers to the teeth with the latest firepower,” said the Republican during a $25,000 per head lunch for wealthy donors in Jerusalem.
“Now, I’m no economist, but that seems like a tremendous achievement compared to the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which doesn’t have the military to occupy a toilet cubicle yet only manages a paltry $10,000 per capita.”
Romney is now ending his blunder-heavy world tour in Poland, where he is expected to call the entire nation “a bunch of drunken plumbers”.
Meanwhile, Romney’s aides were trying to defuse the situation that had arisen since he labelled Jerusalem the capital of Israel.
“To be honest, beyond Washington DC being the capital of the USA he’s got the IQ of a walnut when it comes to geography,” said one. “When we told him he was going to Poland he started packing his safari suit and elephant gun.”