Gov. Mitt Romney's remarks from fundraising dinner- secretly filmed by bartender, published by Mother Jones.Read complete reference to Arab-Israeli conflict in full transcript of the Mitt Romney secret video
Gov. Mitt Romney: "And 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. And so what you do is you say you move things along the best way you can. You hope for some degree of stability, but you recognize that it's going to remain an unsolved problem. I mean, we look at that in China and Taiwan. 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. We don't go to war to try and resolve it."
Mitt Romney Tells the Key Truth Needed to Comprehend the Israel-Palestinian Conflict - by Barry Rubin in Rubin Reports, September 18, 2012
So much has the debate been shifted “that what thirty years ago was a common-sense given is now considered a landmark breakthrough,” — Victor Davis Hanson.
You see, here’s what you have to do. You’ve got to take the most basic logical statements — the ones absolutely necessary to understand reality — and rule them out of bounds. For example, there’s nothing wrong with the economy. To say so is, well, racist. And there’s nothing wrong with a government policy that refuses to control the country’s borders. To say so is, well, racist. In fact, you can’t criticize this U.S. government at all because to do so is, well, racist.
And you can’t point out that America’s problem in the Middle East is not due to an obscure video on YouTube but to a massive revolutionary Islamist movement determined to destroy American influence in the region, take over every country there, smash the Christians, subordinate the women, impose a dictatorship, and commit genocide against Israel. Yep, you got it! Racist again!Read full analysis by Barry Rubin in Rubin Reports