Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad found common ground in their condemnations of Mitt Romney’s visit to Israel.
Emanuel took issue with Romney’s praise for Israeli culture, saying to the Los Angeles Times:
“Part of America’s role is to be seen as between the Israelis and the Palestinians as somebody that can be an honest broker. Mitt Romney just showed that under his administration he would never be able to assume that role for the United States.”
Emanuel also remarked that Romney has “made a mess of being a tourist.”
Meanwhile, Ahmedinejad has described Romney’s visit to Israel as “kissing the foot” of the Jewish state. The Washington Post reports:
Ahmadinejad did not specifically name Romney, but his comments were an unmistakable jab at the Republican contender’s stop this week in Israel. Romney strongly backed Israel’s drive to stop Iran from possibly seeking nuclear weapons. Tehran denies the claims.
Ahmadinejad questioned why Romney would make “concessions to get some pennies for [his] campaign?”