Mother Jones has released more of the secret Romney fundraising tapes. He holds forth on dirty bombs, attacks President Obama's foreign policy, and offers up his Middle Eastern policy, which is that he basically would do nothing:
The most interesting part, as far as I'm concerned, is at the end. Romney's cynicism really becomes obvious.
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 it. We don't go to war to try and resolve it imminently. 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.
That last bit, where he's presented with a possible solution and just blandly says he didn't delve into it, seems awfully callous. Romney is supposed to be a big president-as-CEO guy and he won't take a meeting with a former secretary of state on a solution to an issue that's dogged every American president since Israel was formed? And as to the part about not being interested in the two state solution: I'm sure that many people are yawning at this—of course Romney is not interested in a two state solution, right? Then why did he say he was for a two state solution back in July of this year? Which time is the lie?
Meanwhile, it turns out that the man who owns the home where the fundraiser took place is a hedge fund manager who's into sex parties. So while there's still some tape left unreleased, it seems unlikely that Mitt will go into his anti-pornography policies. He's smart enough to know who's writing the checks.