As if we couldn’t get enough of Mitt Romney insulting 47 percent of Obama voters, he said the Palestinians don’t want peace. Wow, that’s some way to show how impartial you are to the peace process and no wonder why Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu wants to see him become our next president, so much that he’s interjecting himself in the presidential election. You can say what you want about George W. Bush, but he understood, like Bill Clinton, that you couldn’t throw the Palestinians under a bus any more than you could do the same to Israel. This buffoon doesn’t seem to get that. Romney was secretly recorded at a closed-door fundraiser at the Boca Raton, Florida home of private equity banker Marc Leder, who has a penchant for sex parties.
Mother Jones: Mitt Romney fundraiser in May which shows the GOP presidential candidate saying he believes peace in the Middle East is not possible and a Palestinian state is not feasible.
“I’m torn by two perspectives in this regard. One is the one which I’ve had for some time, which is that the Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace, and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish… All right, we have a potentially volatile situation but we sort of live with it, and we kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it…”
“On the other hand, I got a call from a former secretary of state. I won’t mention which one it was, but this individual said to me, you know, I think there’s a prospect for a settlement between the Palestinians and the Israelis after the Palestinian elections. I said, ‘Really?’ And, you know, his answer was, ‘Yes, I think there’s some prospect.’ And I didn’t delve into it.”
“The idea of pushing on the Israelis to give something up to get the Palestinians to act is the worst idea in the world.”
So, Mitt Romney has made another enemy in the Muslim world. This is the guy who said he would make America’s foreign policy better. Right. James Carter IV and Mother Jones handed the Obama campaign an early Christmas gift.