In his foreign policy address Monday at the Virginia Military Institute, GOP nominee Mitt Romney stressed America’s commitment to a two-state solution:
Finally, 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.
Romney’s remark is noteworthy in light of remarks he made at a fundraiser in which he seemed to suggest that there are no near-term prospects for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and indicated that the best strategy was to “kick the ball down the field.”