Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Romney On Mideast Peace: I’d “Kick The Ball Down The Field” - Video

UPDATE: 9/18The full video (40 minutes) of Mitt Romney’s Florida fundraiser speech is available onYouTube.

At the private fundraiser held May 17 where Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney candidly spoke about political strategy—noting that he saw half of the American electorate as freeloaders and "victims" who do not believe in personal responsibility—he discussed various foreign policy positions, sharing views that he does not express in public, including his belief that peace in the Middle East is not possible and a Palestinian state is not feasible.

Mother Jones has obtained video of Romney at this intimate dinner and has confirmed its authenticity. The event was held at the home of controversial private equity manager Marc Leder in Boca Raton, Florida, with tickets costing $50,000 a plate. During the freewheeling conversation, a donor asked Romney how the "Palestinian problem" can be solved. Romney immediately launched into a detailed reply, asserting that the Palestinians have "no interest whatsoever in establishing peace, and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish."

Romney spoke of "the Palestinians" as a united bloc of one mindset, and he said: "I look at the Palestinians not wanting to see peace anyway, for political purposes, committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel, and these thorny issues, and I say there's just no way."

The rest of the article by David Corn is available at Mother Jones


  1. Romney's new campaign slogan ----
    Hopelessness and More Of The Same.

  2. He has a lot of money but no vision. Send him packing back to his tax haven.

  3. Romney: "peace in the Middle East is not possible and a Palestinian state is not feasible".

    Bing: * The Balfour Declaration of 1917 *.

    (A letter dated 11/2/1917 from the British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Baron Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish Community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland).

  4. One must also consider the strong correlation between “The Annexation Wall” which surrounds a grossly deprived Palestinian village and an important lobby organization known as AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee. It’s been globally reported that AIPAC has a budget of >$65 Million with a membership totaling >100,000.

    Supposedly, AIPAC’S support for U.S. Military Aid to Israel amounts to $3 Billion per year. Statements indicate that they heavily lobbied Congress to support the Wall.

    Curious about the Wall:


  5. Better Yet; Try: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxZrUIctF5A


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