Latest Romney “embarrassment”: Israeli-Palestinian conflict unresolvable under current conditions

posted at 9:21 am on September 18, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

If this is the second-best clip that Mother Jones has on Mitt Romney, I think his campaign can breathe a sigh of relief.  MJ headlines this as “On Israel, Romney Trashes Two-State Solution,” but that’s not accurate.  What Romney actually says is that peace isn’t possible because the Palestinians won’t accept a two-state plan as a permanent solution … a point that has been obvious ever since Yasser Arafat walked away from a carefully-crafted deal at the end of the Clinton administration and called for another intifada.  With Hamas now in the mix and their parent group Muslim Brotherhood taking control of Egypt, the Palestinians have even less incentive to accept a permanent state of Israel.

All Romney does here is describe the situation realistically rather than aspirationally:

A new and potentially embarrassing video has surfaced from the same fundraising event that got Mitt Romney into hot water on Monday, but this time the focus is on foreign policy and peace between Israelis and Palestinians, which he calls  “almost unthinkable.”

In the video, Romney responds to a question about the “Palestinian problem” by saying that Palestinians have “no interest whatsoever in establishing peace, and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish.” …

In the lengthy and detailed comments at a fundraising dinner in Boca Raton, Fla., in May, Romney describes how he believes a two-state solution for Palestinians and Israelis would be nearly impossible to achieve, saying, “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.’”

Later, he says that, “you recognize that this is going to remain an unsolved problem…and we kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it.”

What exactly is supposed to be “embarrassing” about this?  It’s a more honest assessment of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than we’ve seen in decades from presidential-level politics, from either party.  Barack Obama promised that his leadership would lead to a breakthrough in the impasse, but he set the process back several decades by fumbling the question of construction in Jerusalem, which Mahmoud Abbas hadn’t raised as a deal-stopper until Obama handed him the issue.  That’s embarrassing.  I’d rather hear an American President talk straight about the impasse and the actual problem rather than provide us another Lucy-and-the-football promise for something over which we have little actual control.


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As for the Palestinians; there won’t be a solution until politicians stop buying their “perpetual victimhood”.

GarandFan on September 18, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Perpetual victimhood seems to be the common thread and most of the time it is a choice made by the purported “victims”, be they high school dropouts who take no responsibility for their choices (lotsa those in Chicago) or palestinians who’d rather fight and throw rocks that build a useful life.

clnurnberg on September 18, 2012 at 11:37 AM

This is a faux pas? This is regretable?

One of these publications calls this “damning video.” If they say it, it must be so? Go Mitt.

The Cowardice that our DOJ leader, Holder spoke of, is that democrats will not debate any subject using real words, real true facts, and have to use cliches, spin, and mind control group sing song for their followers.

I would call this REFRESHING video, how about you?

Fleuries on September 18, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Now is the time for Palestinians to focus on what they can build. Barack Obama, “A New Beginning,” speech delivered in Cairo, June 4, 2009.

3 years later…

de rigueur on September 18, 2012 at 11:42 AM

True statements the liberals think are gaffes:

We are at war with terrorists.

Our southern border is too poreous.

Our govenment has no business supplying drug lords with guns.

Children are better of with two parents of different genders.

Free speech is a right guarrenteed in the Bill of Rights

The grass is green

The sky is blue

Fish swim

I seriously think liberals live in cartoons or somewhere we don’t ever go.

petunia on September 18, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Ha! Check out DRUDGE.

DRUDGE is just waving the glow wand helping Romney back in a load of much needed TRUTH!

nitzsche on September 18, 2012 at 11:42 AM

The US media, as it is, is gonna try to pick up the most incendiary-sounding sound bite and play it on a loop with non-stop hyperbolic and screeching commentary.

AlexB on September 18, 2012 at 11:43 AM

“Embarrassing” for Mr. Obama perhaps. What is his policy anyway?

Romney tells it like it is. He reads the minds of people who have lived this or have experience with the matter.

The “Two-State” solution is a joke so long as one state is principally committed to destroying the other and will stop at no despicable act to do so.

Marcus Traianus on September 18, 2012 at 11:44 AM

This is a faux pas? This is regretable?

One of these publications calls this “damning video.” If they say it, it must be so? Go Mitt.

The Cowardice that our DOJ leader, Holder spoke of, is that democrats will not debate any subject using real words, real true facts, and have to use cliches, spin, and mind control group sing song for their followers.

I would call this REFRESHING video, how about you?

Fleuries on September 18, 2012 at 11:37 AM

I agree. MotherJones just screwed up royally with their timing. The Middle East is literally on fire and they call this a “gaffe”? I don’t think they understand the meaning of that term.

MobileVideoEngineer on September 18, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Wait!!

47% of Americans DON’T PAY ANY FEDERAL INCOME TAX????!!!

Why, that is quite an AMAZING FACT, don’t you think?

It’s an irritating fact, especially when one accounts for those who didn’t pay AND receive EIC, earned income tax credit “refunds”.

Everyone who has income should be required to pay federal income tax as long as it exists as an expression of ownership of this Republic.

hawkeye54 on September 18, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Breaking news: Mitt Romney announced the sky is blue and water is wet. These embarrising admissions are the end of his candidacy.

Resolute on September 18, 2012 at 11:48 AM

On the stump in Ohio today, President Obama denounced taxpayer subsidies for oil companies explaining to voters that he didn’t want to participate in corporate welfare. Then Obama proceeded to explain how he would offer more taxpayer subsidies for green energy companies.

Dummy

Indonesia is full of anti-Americans shouting “death to America”, burning flags, because “the world loves America under Obama”

Dummy

Media Matters being investigated for collaborating with the DOJ, the fluking DOJ of the USA, in support of faux Obama admin messages…

Dummy

Corsine is on the lose

Dummy

30 countries have anti-American protests and fires going on, shouting for more American heads

Dummy

Afghanistan is going totally to hell “in my way”

Dummy

Add your own.

A Windjacket is President of the USA and America is out shopping.

Schadenfreude on September 18, 2012 at 11:48 AM

The Middle East is literally on fire and they call this a “gaffe”? I don’t think they understand the meaning of that term.

They know, they just are complicit, along with the rest of American Pravda, in covering for pResident Empty Chair’s anti-America foreign policy.

hawkeye54 on September 18, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Corzine

Schadenfreude on September 18, 2012 at 11:48 AM

So for $50k, you get to hear what Romney really thinks.
I think everyone else would like to hear what he really thinks too – but I guess, now they do.

verbaluce on September 18, 2012 at 10:41 AM

So you forked out the $40 grand to attend the Obama shindig with Beyoncé and Jay-Z tonight?

Cool, you’ll have to share the details with us tomorrow. And pictures too.

Oh, wait. Forgot, there’s no recording devices of any kind permitted at private get-togethers with the boy king.

Flora Duh on September 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Telling the truth is not a gaff…The barbarians have no interest in peace.

JIMV on September 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Last night’s press conference was a promising start, but hopefully Romney takes this opportunity and runs with it. He’s not going to win this election by playing on Obama’s terms. He has to go on offense and take the fight to Obama every chance he gets. His play-it-safe economic strategy simply hasn’t worked and I do believe he would lose if the election were today. He needs to be aggressive and make this a stark choice. From what I’ve seen so far, this faux controversy looks like it might be the opening he needs to change the dynamic of this race. He should embrace it.

RepublicanInMA on September 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM

If only Romney would not have backtracked with his “inelegant” stupidity. Just say the truth and stick by it, with backbone. It’s a national and global tragedy already that an Eunuch is CiC.

Schadenfreude on September 18, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Embarrassment? When is the truth embarrassing? Mitt is much more Conservative than I thought. I guess Conservative has become embarrassing for HotAir now. Wow!

d1carter on September 18, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Oh, wait. Forgot, there’s no recording devices of any kind permitted at private get-togethers with the boy king.

Flora Duh on September 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Goebbels and Pravda are orgasmic, again.

Schadenfreude on September 18, 2012 at 11:51 AM

I guess Conservative has become embarrassing for HotAir now. Wow!

d1carter on September 18, 2012 at 11:50 AM

No, it hasn’t. Mitt told the truth and should stick to it, in their faces, 24/7, for 49 more days, unrelentingly.

These thugs can not be beaten with silky gloves and fancey words.

Schadenfreude on September 18, 2012 at 11:52 AM

All of this from an out of work Carter’s grandson…

right2bright on September 18, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Afghanistan is going totally to hell “in my way war”

Dummy

Guantanamo is still open, not as he said in Cairo that he’d close it.

Dummy

Dummies are actually those who ever believed a single word from this charlatanic figure of the world.

Schadenfreude on September 18, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Did Romney utter 96 “Uhs” in under five minutes, like Obama did? Maybe he said “Uhhhnresolvable.”

Christien on September 18, 2012 at 11:55 AM

A couple years back, a columnist (and, of course, I forget who — damned aging brain) laid out exactly why the Palestinians would never acept a settlement. IIRC, the basic argument was that the Palestinians rake in way too much dough in the shape of foreign aid unattached to any demand for concrete results. While Gazan government employees usually go months on end without being paid, the upper echelons are awash in money. Same with Abbas and Fatah. Abbas and his top aides are floating on huge lakes of foreign aid that never makes it to its intended recipients — the Palestinian people.

And, of course, the Arab Muslim countries are delighted to let the Palestinian leadership get away with this because the entire situation gives the Arab leaders a shiny object to dangle in front of their people to distract them from their rulers’ kleptomania. There’s no doctor within fifty miles of your village? It’s the Jews’ fault! The Jews have stolen all the medical school funding — or something like that. You can’t scratch out a living? Never mind that the King lives in a humongous palace with gold spigots and his horses are stabled in quarters better than any house you could possibly aspire to. It’s the Jews’ fault! The Jews have cheated each and every living, breathing Muslim and are controlling the entire world with money that should belong to Muslims!

I’m delighted that Romney actually put voice to the reality on the ground, but the media narrative is already in place: Romney is too ignorant about foreign affairs to be president.

catsandbooks on September 18, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Bar none, Barack is the biggest embarrassment this country has ever put in the White House.

Christien on September 18, 2012 at 11:56 AM

People are sick of the mealy-mouthed crap Obama spouts every time he speaks. Romney shows courage to speak truthfully and he has to have the press conferences to “explain” himself so that the corrupt media doesn’t have free reign over his comments. Liberals have no concept of what awaits them in Nov.

Paddington on September 18, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Politician tells the truth, twice! He’s doomed!

I love this. Let the MSM beclowning continue.

ConservativeLA on September 18, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Obama and his administration encourage welfare and foodstamp growth.

They play Spanish language PSA in Mexico to encourage them to come over and sign up….

These are the videos that should be taken down.

Not some crappy production damning the “prophet”….

And the MSM gets away with slamming the Mormon religion???

You wait until the guys on bikes in their white shirts and black pants catch up with Obama…..

redguy on September 18, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Finally. A political leader who understands the Palestinian problem.

After he’s elected the conservative president Mitt Romney is going to say: You know there are serious problems with Islam which need to be addressed if we are ever going to have peace in this world.

Basilsbest on September 18, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Mitt said that 47% are on the dole when in reality there are 49%.

Schadenfreude on September 18, 2012 at 12:03 PM

If only Romney would not have backtracked with his “inelegant” stupidity. Just say the truth and stick by it, with backbone. It’s a national and global tragedy already that an Eunuch is CiC.

Schadenfreude on September 18, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Politically, it was inelegant. But otherwise, he stood by the gist of it.

I will add, too, that the backlash we’re seeing is exactly why pols aren’t straight with the American people in the first place.

changer1701 on September 18, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Funny!!! Pathetic too. All rolled into one. Lol!

Bmore on September 18, 2012 at 12:07 PM

We are living in strange times. The White House can flat out lie to the American people without challenge from our national media. A candidate who dares challenge the narrative will be smeared and castigated. Does this sound familiar to other times in world history?

d1carter on September 18, 2012 at 12:10 PM

How many times over my 79 years have I heard people say, have read in blog comments, letters to the editors, conversations, that “these people have been fighting for two thousand years and you ain’t ever going to be able to keep them from fighting”?
At least a billion gazillion times. As that gal on Laugh In used to say, “and that’s the trooof!”

Herb on September 18, 2012 at 12:12 PM

I agree. MotherJones just screwed up royally with their timing. The Middle East is literally on fire and they call this a “gaffe”? I don’t think they understand the meaning of that term.

MobileVideoEngineer on September 18, 2012 at 11:44 AM

These videos are the Dims October surprise. The moved them up to distract attention from Obama’s abject failure to protect Ambassador Stevens and the plain failure of Obama’s Middle East Policy.

The first video will be hard to defend and Romney will need to acquaint American voters with de Tocqueville in order to effectively defend himself.

The second video is a sure winner for Romney. The contrast between his realism and Obama’s naivete is striking.

Basilsbest on September 18, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Gawd, even Chuck Schumer says the same thing. He said it the other day while spinning for Obama anyway. Nothing will be achieved unless the Palestinians accept Israel’s right to exist.

MaggiePoo on September 18, 2012 at 12:14 PM

I’m wondering if the Romney campaign can identify the mole from the camera angle?

Basilsbest on September 18, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Rumor has it that the most shocking video is the one where Romney says he actually has the temerity to want to campaign against the dear leader.

[Shocking to the National Socialist left that is]

Chip on September 18, 2012 at 12:17 PM

OMG, Romney said what everyone already knows which is 49% of liberals pay no taxes while attending paid OWS Klan meetings.

Obowma is Jimmy Carter part 2. We must get I’d of the most inept president in American history or we are doomed as a country.

These polls areas skewed as Obowma’s lack of common sense. Simply take what Obowma says and do the complete opposite and you’ll be correct economically.

dthorny on September 18, 2012 at 12:18 PM

This is almost as awesome as when Gingrich called the Fakestinians an “invented people.”

mudskipper on September 18, 2012 at 12:18 PM

The “secret” Romney is increasingly becoming the more appealing Romney. Will he embrace his own truth, or turn from it in shame the way the media want him to?

The answer will decide his fate.

rrpjr on September 18, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Yeah, I am sure a Carter grandson would find this to be earth shattering, but few others will.

stldave on September 18, 2012 at 12:21 PM

The media OWNS Obama’s mistakes. Shove it in their faces every chance you get.

When the next attack comes inside America because of Obama’s weakness, let the media know we blame THEM just as much.

MaggiePoo on September 18, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Is Mother Jones also trying to acquire the Rashid Khalidi videotape?

Didn’t think so.

rrpjr on September 18, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Obowma is Jimmy Carter part 2. We must get I’d of the most inept president in American history or we are doomed as a country.

These polls areas skewed as Obowma’s lack of common sense. Simply take what Obowma says and do the complete opposite and you’ll be correct economically.

dthorny on September 18, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Dhimmah Carter 2.0

Chip on September 18, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Folks are so used to hearing lies and disingenuous talk about this issue. It clouds their judgement as to what is embarrassing is. Speaking openly and honestly about this subject is refreshing. There is much to consider when considering all of the points of view to this complex dilemma. Its not as if its a new topic. Thanks Mother Jones, I’m sure you thought this would be harmful, I don’t think it will be. Refreshing.

Bmore on September 18, 2012 at 12:27 PM

..is it just me or does anyone else see a pattern forming here:

(1) M. E. blows up; POTUS snoozes for 20 hours. (“Hey! Wake up! Say something, anything! This is no oil spill, Barry!”) Romney beats him to the punch and the press vapor locks over Romney “jumping the gun” and ambushes him. Inevitably, the blow back comes: the MSM is completely missing the M. E. dumpster fire.

(2) M. J. releases the Romney “Bitter Clingers” campaign remarks only it’s a factual explanation of how Romney is planning his strategy based on the forces arrayed against him. In the discussion of this “gaffe”, THE FACTS COME OUT THAT 40-47% of the folks backing The Turdbag POTUS don’t pay taxes and expect something from the gummint. Water is wet; sun rises in the East. Romney’s fact get reported by an otherwise smothering press. Economics are beginning to be discussed in this campaign.

(3) Subsequent M. J. “gaffe” surfaces: Palestinian intractability and that now becomes part of the mantra along with the fact that My Wonderful Pants Mooze-lem Ass-kissing tours hain’t been such a good thing for the M. E. because all of his A-rab buddies are busy slaying diplomatic personnel, igniting Old Glory, and burning the light bringer in effigy.

Overall message: the gummint ain’t working and The Chicago Jesus likes to spend Saturday afternoons Hoovering up College football instead of heavy lifting.

A few more of these “gaffes” and The Pantload™ will be collecting unemployment insurance for the rest of his (hopefully short, silent) life.

The War Planner on September 18, 2012 at 12:31 PM

These videos are the Dims October surprise. The moved them up to distract attention from Obama’s abject failure to protect Ambassador Stevens and the plain failure of Obama’s Middle East Policy.

The first video will be hard to defend and Romney will need to acquaint American voters with de Tocqueville in order to effectively defend himself.

The second video is a sure winner for Romney. The contrast between his realism and Obama’s naivete is striking.

Basilsbest on September 18, 2012 at 12:13 PM

I can possibly understand the first video’s release for the purpose you state, but the second one? That’s what I meant by they screwed up royally with releasing this video when they did.

MobileVideoEngineer on September 18, 2012 at 12:32 PM

..however, expect plummeting Romney numbers in D+17 polls in 5..4..3..2..

The War Planner on September 18, 2012 at 12:32 PM

I can possibly understand the first video’s release for the purpose you state, but the second one? That’s what I meant by they screwed up royally with releasing this video when they did.

MobileVideoEngineer on September 18, 2012 at 12:32 PM

..when you’re desperate, you shoot any ammo you got left in the fort.

The War Planner on September 18, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Ed’s analysis is right except one could add a couple of points:

(1)The Muslim world (not just the Palestinians) doesn’t want a two state solution ever, ultimately because it is against their “religion” Islam, which also encourages hatred of Jews.

(2) The Muslim world still wants the mostly dumb West to believe they are willing to have it because this encourages the West to try to drag concessions out of Israel that will weaken it. This plays into Obama’s willing double crossing hands.

Chessplayer on September 18, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Romney gets it.
Understands the situation exactly right.
Obama is cheerleading the crazies towards nuclear war

Rea1ityCheck on September 18, 2012 at 12:38 PM

I’m liking this Romney guy more and more and more every day!

Harbingeing on September 18, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Seriously, this is the ‘worst’ they have? Romney, on hidden camera, telling the truth?

I don’t like Romney, to which many here can attest, but seriously, this is some uber-weaksauce if the libs think this is harmful somehow.

Midas on September 18, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Distractions, all of this. Obama is flailing. He has been caught in a monstrous lie, a major scandal. This is probably “october” surprise material pushed into the media’s willing hands in light of the abject failure Obama has been vis-a-vis the unraveling situation in the middle east. While Obama slept an American Embassy was attacked and Obama’s thought was how to get to Vegas and schmooze. Not able to put 2 and 2 together, he believes the feigned outrage over some youtube videoclip will pass as the excuse for all the violence, forgetting that the attacks happened on 9/11 and in most of the videos I have seen no mention of the video, just angry crowds burning American flags. Much like the Cartoon riots, this is manufactured outrage.

But, to save face, Obama has to target our freedom of expression and speech and pump up his ability to intercede in the flareup in Egypt with a magic phone call.

So, what does the media focus on in light of the LIE that has been perpetuated? Romney’s “outrageous” comments.

James on September 18, 2012 at 12:48 PM

I’m liking this Romney guy more and more and more every day!

Harbingeing on September 18, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Same here. Too bad the MSM sees all his positives as negatives!
And I trust the MSM, including St. Tapper, less every day. Jake if ya think you failed the people, FIX the problem or go away!

clnurnberg on September 18, 2012 at 12:48 PM

I wonder if the LEFT realizes that it is actually helping Romney win this election.

Any individual, who is not a complete ideologue, who has paid any attention at all to what has been happening in the Israel/Palestinian conflict since its inception, understands that Romney simply stated an obvious fact. The Palestinians have refused to accept any plan that didn’t include handing Israel over to them, lock, stock and barrel.

For the LEFT to hammer on this statement is only going to show people that Romney is cognizant of the facts, a realist, and agrees with their own assessment of the situation.

MOST people in this nation are NOT political junkies who parse every news item related to politics, and most people in this nation are NOT complete ideologues.

When they hear or read that Romney has stated the obvious, they’re going to recognize it as such and move on.

thatsafactjack on September 18, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Mitt’s comments are a feature, not a bug.

Minnfidel on September 18, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Romney is right, in fact this is the most encouraging thing from a foreign policy viewpoint I have heard him say.

William Eaton on September 18, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Of course admitting the truth would come as a shock to the left. They’ve been avoiding it most of their adult lives. It’s what makes them lefties. This supposed “gaffe”, shocking vodeo etc. I think will actually have the reverse effect. The press is overplaying their hand. When most normal people hear it they shrug and say, yea, so what? What’s so schoking about it? The only ones so offended by it arent’t going to vote for Mitt anyway, and watching them try to push this shows their desperation. His comments actually made me like him even more.

Minnfidel on September 18, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Only in modern Democrat America is telling the truth, horrible, racist, stupid,evil.

LegendHasIt on September 18, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Too bad the MSM sees all his positives as negatives!

The LSM is more that glad to turn any and all Romney positives into negatives and twist the facts and contexts as needed. Doing what needs to be done at the behest of their beloved Obama and his WH operatives.

hawkeye54 on September 18, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Only in modern Democrat America is telling the truth, horrible, racist, stupid,evil.

But of course, as telling the truth kinda undermines the dems intentions for us all.

hawkeye54 on September 18, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Under the Master Plan, we are living in the period referred to as the ridicule phase…

d1carter on September 18, 2012 at 1:18 PM

It was said that Yasser Arafat walked away from Bill Clinton’s peace offering at Camp David because deep down, all of Arafat’s power came from the struggle, the jihad, with Israel. If peace were to break out, Arafat (much like Churchill) would have been cast aside.

Arafat’s gone, but the situation is pretty much the same now. Al those in power upon the Palestinians are there based on the struggle, the jihad, with Israel.

From this point of view, Romney is right.

J_Crater on September 18, 2012 at 1:19 PM

All Romney does here is describe the situation realistically rather than aspirationally

Yeah, the MSM’s rabid desire for “rainbows and unicorns” from POTUS is blatantly obvious.

socalcon on September 18, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Rommney is stating the obvious. I remember a line from the Movie Jaws where Hooper tells the mayor that he would not believe anything about the shark even if it came up on the beach and bit him on the ass. The same applies to liberals. But then…liberals are all ass so it is kind of easy to do that.

logicman_1998 on September 18, 2012 at 1:25 PM

” a point that has been obvious ever since Yasser Arafat walked away from a carefully-crafted deal at the end of the Clinton administration and called for another intifada.”

Nonsense. Try 1948, when they rejected fully 80% of the British Mandate territory (Trans-Jordan) for a Jordyptian State and instead tried to destroy the nation of Israel at its refounding.

rayra on September 18, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Where’s the Khalidi tape?

The Resolute Desk on September 18, 2012 at 1:35 PM

One would think that a culture and race as old as the Palestinians would have museums documenting their origins……might be quite the tourist “trap”.

oldroy on September 18, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Clinton learned the same thing about the Palestinians, only he learned it the hard way, and at the cost of huge personal embarrasement at the hands of Arafat…

jimver on September 18, 2012 at 1:42 PM

According to Gallup, a majority of people believe the Arab/Israeli conflict will never be resolved and there will never come a time when these countries will live in peace. Mitt sounds more optimistic by saying “the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish.” Most Americans believe it is unthinkable.

Let the MSM broadcast this all day long. The people already know Mitt is right.

lynncgb on September 18, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Man, Romney just keeps speaking the TRUTH! What are we gonna do?

Pork-Chop on September 18, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Apparantly it’s a big gaffe for presidential candidates to speak the truth. If the American electorate can’t handle the truth we are well and truly boned.

dczombie on September 18, 2012 at 1:44 PM

According to Gallup, a majority of people believe the Arab/Israeli conflict will never be resolved and there will never come a time when these countries will live in peace. Mitt sounds more optimistic by saying “the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish.” Most Americans believe it is unthinkable.

Let the MSM broadcast this all day long. The people already know Mitt is right.

lynncgb on September 18, 2012 at 1:43 PM

‘zactly, it won’t change a single mind among those who werevoting for Mitt already, maybe he can gain a few Jewish votes, he alay made dents in Obama’s Jewish support…on the ohter hand, is wo ‘t prevent the media to paint him as inept and disastruous on foreign policy, etc…but then what’s new….

jimver on September 18, 2012 at 1:48 PM

‘he already made dents…’

jimver on September 18, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Heh, drudge just posted this…gallup poll (registered voters): Obama 47′%, Romney 46%…this includes the period of the ‘terrible Romney statement’ on Cairo events….so, to me it’s clear that among likely voters he is, no doubt, ahead…

jimver on September 18, 2012 at 1:54 PM

I wonder if the LEFT realizes that it is actually helping Romney win this election.

thatsafactjack on September 18, 2012 at 12:50 PM

They’re not that Bright. Evidence the other Romney thread.

Del Dolemonte on September 18, 2012 at 1:54 PM

I wonder if the LEFT realizes that it is actually helping Romney win this election.

thatsafactjack on September 18, 2012 at 12:50 PM

They’re not that Bright. Evidence the other Romney thread.

Del Dolemonte on September 18, 2012 at 1:54 PM

It amuses me hos they are convinced that the 47% comment will turn away con voters (including some who might actually be on a form of govt benefit), they definitely don’t know the first thing about cons..If anything at all, his comments will force a long overdue conversation in our society…

jimver on September 18, 2012 at 2:02 PM

it won ‘t prevent the media to paint him as inept and disastruous on foreign policy, etc…but then what’s new….

jimver on September 18, 2012 at 1:48 PM

No…it will never stop the narrative of the media. But maybe when more people disagree with the narrative, the bias will become evident to more and more people. For those that have a mind of their own at least.

lynncgb on September 18, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Whatever Romney’s beliefs (or actions if elected) domestically, at least I can say that his seemingly realistic appraisal of the chances for peace between Israel and the Palestinians seems to be right on the mark.

In general I agree with his appraisal and don’t see how peace can be obtained so long as there are various actors who don’t want it to happen.

Diplomatically, a President Romney may have to let the State Department continue to try, but I would hope that if State came up with yet another idea to achieve peace that he would ask, “Ok, first what is different about this idea that hasn’t been tried before and therefore would make it more likely to succeed, and, second, why would it have any chance to work given the parties involved”?

Russ808 on September 18, 2012 at 2:18 PM

So you forked out the $40 grand to attend the Obama shindig with Beyoncé and Jay-Z tonight?

Cool, you’ll have to share the details with us tomorrow. And pictures too.

Flora Duh on September 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Well you can expect loving tributes to Frank Marshall Davis.
I’ll try and film that for you with my Google Glasses (yes, all us progressive elites already have those).

verbaluce on September 18, 2012 at 2:34 PM

blink on September 18, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Blink thinks it’s about Israel or Palestine.

verbaluce on September 18, 2012 at 2:45 PM

The video seems to have been edited….remember when that was the hue and cry from the Legacy media.

d1carter on September 18, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Condi Rice: “I believe that there could be no greater legacy for America than to help to bring into being a Palestinian state for a people who have suffered too long, who have been humiliated too long, who have not reached their potential for too long, and who have so much to give to the international community and to all of us.

VorDaj on September 18, 2012 at 2:52 PM

David Petraeus: “Arab anger over the Palestinian question limits the strength and depth of US partnerships with governments and peoples in the Middle East and weakens the legitimacy of moderate regimes in the Arab world.”

VorDaj on September 18, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Romney gets it…

…But the wicked take the truth to be hard.

Chaz706 on September 18, 2012 at 2:59 PM

The biggest foriegn policy problem we have is that we have have America and American hating psychopaths like Generals Dempsey and Allen running our military.

VorDaj on September 18, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Romney tells the truth, whole truth, nothing but truth . . . and Bill Kristol gags! I think Kristol wants Obama to win . . . he never praises Romney and sides with MSLSD, the LameSM and that homely old chick on FOX (Myra?) every chance he gets. He’s in George Will territory IMHO — aka NOT really conservative . . .

rebuzz on September 18, 2012 at 3:13 PM

So you forked out the $40 grand to attend the Obama shindig with Beyoncé and Jay-Z tonight?

Cool, you’ll have to share the details with us tomorrow. And pictures too.

Flora Duh on September 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Well you can expect loving tributes to Frank Marshall Davis.
I’ll try and film that for you with my Google Glasses (yes, all us progressive elites already have those).

verbaluce on September 18, 2012 at 2:34 PM

So now you are self-entitled ‘progressive elites’ looool :) …neah, you are too dumb even for that….typing about google glasses from a public internet cafe in some cheap, run down neighborhood in a big town….living the prog life :)….

jimver on September 18, 2012 at 3:52 PM

The legacy media never seemed to like James O’Keefe’s work like they do this one…?

d1carter on September 18, 2012 at 3:54 PM

I have been eagerly listening to politicians and reading the news about war and the peace process in Palestine since Carter, from David Gergen to Tom Friedman. And I have never ever heard anyone give a more clear, concise, confortable, casually confident and correct outline of situation than Romney did in that clip.

I’m not a big Romney fan — I, like Mike Adams of Townhall, don’t really trust him. But these remarks make me really think he knows at least something about the details of foreign policy. He’s not the empty-suit numbers-cruncher that I thought he was — or at least not as completely.

Maybe he’s not the super-rich guy who thinks it’s time to buy the election — and claim the destiny denied his father — after all. I pray he wins the election. He might actually be a somewhat good President. But of course, I suspect the fix is already in.

flicker on September 18, 2012 at 4:17 PM

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