Presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney delivered a speech in Jerusalem today, capping a trip across Europe to meet with US allies who have largely been shunned by the Obama administration. Romney traveled to London, site of the 2012 Olympic games, promising to bring the bust of Winston Churchill that President Obama rejected back to the White House. He traveled to Poland, meeting with freedom hero Lech Walesa, and the former Polish president and Nobel laureate all but endorsed Romney for president. And in Jerusalem, Romney did something that the International Olympic Committee has refused to do: He memorialized the Israeli athletes murdered by Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 Olympics in Munich. Romney also pledged to stop Iran’s drive to obtain nuclear weapons, and pledge to be a strong friend to Israel, declaring that Jerusalem is its capital. WH spokesman Jay Carney could not answer the simple question “What is the capital of Jerusalem?” during a briefing last week.
Media coverage of Romney’s trip has been extraordinarily negative and unfair. President Barack Obama has not visited Israel during his term.