This video makes it painfully apparent that Mitt Romney has no foreign policy plan and not only does he not have a plan, he doesn’t even have a curiosity about foreign policy.
One of the most disturbing of Mitt’s comments in this round of video is:
” 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.”
Think about that….Romney is on the telephone with a former Secretary of State who tells him there is a possible upcoming settlement between the Palestinians and the Israelis and Romney “doesn’t delve into it.” His intelligent and illuminating contribution to the discussion is “Really?”
In these videos we see a very different Romney, a more relaxed Romney who is obviously comfortable with his rich friends. I suggest that this is the first time we’ve seen the real Romney. Many of us have guessed that he’s a cold blooded opportunist who doesn’t care about anyone but those who can get him ahead, but now we see the mask come off and our suspicions are confirmed.
Just as Romney has said 47% of the country aren’t his job and he doesn’t need to worry about them, he’s also written off the idea of a peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians……..the problems of the Middle East will be forever relegated to the trash bin as an unsolved problem.
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.”
“And I look at the Palestinians not wanting to see peace anyway, for political purposes, committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel, and I say there’s just no way.”
Romney was indicating he did not believe in the peace process and, as president, would aim to postpone significant action: “[S]o 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 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.”
You can find more videos here: Mother Jones.