Five Months after Saying His Policy on Palestine Was to ‘Kick the Ball Down the Field,’ Now Romney Says He Favors a Two-State Solution

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Romney in May 2012

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 … 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.
Romney in October 2012

I will recommit America to the goal of a democratic, prosperous Palestinian state living side by side in peace and security with the Jewish state of Israel. On this vital issue, the President has failed, and what should be a negotiation process has devolved into a series of heated disputes at the United Nations. In this old conflict, as in every challenge we face in the Middle East, only a new President will bring the chance to begin anew.

2 Responses »

  1. RobW October 10, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

    Anyone who cultivates the delusion that a “2 state” resolution is possible, should be exposed as an idiot.
    How can a small, disconnected, walled in, and oppressed ghetto, be deemed “a state”? Airport?, seaport? independent defensive military?: Oh no, the zionist entity can’t allow any of these rights of a state. The zionist entity is not a state. The UN resolutions partitioning Palestine have never been respected by the zionists. There is no “israel”.

  2. RobW October 10, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

    The UN resolution to set boundaries based on ethnic/religious blackmail has not been repeated since Palestine. The UN has wielded a heavy hand in “political” conflicts since then, i.e kosovo; allowing another criminal “safe-haven” base to be established.
    Please study the term “hypocrite”, before demonizing me. Rob

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