Senator Risch Disagrees With President on Middle East Solution
Idaho senator Jim Risch isn't happy with the foreign policy speech the president gave yesterday. The president's speech was his first response to all the recent revolts across the Middle East and Northern Africa. Sen. Jim Risch says it's important to remain active in the regions since what happens there affects Idahoans on a daily basis, even if it's something as simple as how much you pay for gas. but the most controversial element of the president's speech was in regards to the ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israel. Obama believes that "a lasting peace will involve two states for two peoples," and that the boundaries should be based on those that existed before the 1967 Middle East war. Risch, who is on the Committee on Foreign Relations, agrees with the president that the two peoples need to get back to the negotiating table, but he wholeheartedly disagrees on that border.