Mitt Romney on PakistanBy Haris Hashmi • Jan 6th, 2012 • Category: Politics • One Response
I was pleasantly surprised to read the statement of Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney in the newspapers and blogs. He seems to be more aware and knowledgeable than the lot ruling the world’s super power right now. He not only understands the issue, he also mentions a reasonable approach towards the solution.
“In a place like Pakistan, you have the elected government, but then you also have the military — and the military in some respects has more power than the elected government, it would be nice if in dealing with another nation it was as simple as turning on and off a faucet — a very simple, rudimentary experience. But instead it’s more like dealing with an adolescent — I don’t mean to compare any nation to an adolescent, but just the fact that there’s no easy answer for how you bring a child to adolescence. You have to push and pull and find ways of influence and to change behavior. Each nation will typically act in their best interests. Sometimes we forget that, we think that every nation should act in our best interest, ” says Romney.
His whole statement is refreshing and nice, but his last statement is simply priceless. I mean I have never heard anybody in the US dispensation of any era saying a thing like that. Only if Romney means that and acts upon that when he comes to the power, most of the world’s problem will be resolved within weeks.