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Mitt Romney has spent the entire campaign falsely accusing President Obama of apologizing for America abroad and refusing to show leadership on the global stage, but Mother Jones has released a new batch of videos from the secretly recorded fundraiser and in those videos, Romney contradicts his publicly stated views and instead embraces a passive, pessimistic approach to foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East, which he compared to the situation between China and Taiwan.
During the freewheeling conversation, a donor asked Romney how the "Palestinian problem" can be solved. Romney immediately launched into a detailed reply, asserting that the Palestinians have "no interest whatsoever in establishing peace, and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish."

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."

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."

So there you have it: Mitt Romney's policy for Middle East peace would be to "kick the ball down the field" and "hope" that the problem will fix itself.

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