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Gingrich first to hit Obama for Afghanistan apology
CNN Politics ^ | 2/23/12 | Kevin Liptak

Posted on 02/23/2012 3:15:06 PM PST by Lakeshark

Newt Gingrich emerged Thursday as the first Republican White House hopeful to criticize President Barack Obama for apologizing after Muslim holy books containing extremist language were burned by NATO soldiers.

Gingrich told a crowd in Spokane, Washington, "President Obama surrendered twice today and I think that deserves to be brought to the country's attention."
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He continued, "The president apologized for the burning, but I haven't seen the president demand that the government of Afghanistan apologize for the killing of two young Americans."

Gingrich said Obama was ignoring the treat of radical Muslims intent on harming Americans.

"There seems to be nothing that radical Islamists can do to get Barack Obama's attention in a negative way, and he is consistently apologizing to people who do not deserve the apology of the president of the United States, period," Gingrich said.

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KEYWORDS: abughraib; gingrich; gingrichpalin; islam; newt; newtgingrich; newtpalin; obama; palin; sarahpalin
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Great job Newt, keep hitting them with the truth......it hurts.
1 posted on 02/23/2012 3:15:10 PM PST by Lakeshark
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To: Lakeshark

“He is consistently apologizing to people who do not deserve the apology of the United States. Period.”

Gingrich said if Hamid Karzai doesn’t apologize, the United States should leave the country.

“We should say good bye and good luck, we don’t need to be wasting our time and our money,” Gingrich said.


2 posted on 02/23/2012 3:17:33 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: TitansAFC; onyx

For your ping list.


3 posted on 02/23/2012 3:17:33 PM PST by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: Lakeshark

I’m not sure the exact time but Governor Palin made a similar call on her Facebook page. But being a Newt-ist myself, it’s good to see him lead.


4 posted on 02/23/2012 3:18:41 PM PST by j.argese (FR is a Newt-ist Colony, not a Romney Room, Paul Pavillion or Santorum Sanctum)
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To: Lakeshark

Go Newt Go.

I think Santorum might make a workable veep for Newt, but he’s too green to be president yet. If Newtorum can get their acts together than Romney will cease to be a worry.


5 posted on 02/23/2012 3:18:55 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Lakeshark
Sarah had a facebook post on it earlier.

HJere's what I wrote on my page earlier today:

KORAN BURNING AND AFGHAN RIOTS

FR Thread: HERE

6 posted on 02/23/2012 3:18:58 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head
Thanks for the link. Further down, the article mentions that Palin may have been the first to actually come out publicly and criticize Bambi, but Newt was the first candidate to do so.

Good on her, she's always in the center of the fray taking flak.

7 posted on 02/23/2012 3:22:16 PM PST by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: Lakeshark

These Afghans are such hypocrites. Everyday they sh!t on their own “holy” book and treat each other like crap, breeding terror and what not. What part of the “thou shall not use your book to attack us” they do not understand, or else it is not a worthy book?

They treat us like servants, like we are some kind of maid, to take care of their arse better than they care for their own.

Originaly this was a post 911 operations to maintain a civil divorce civil from Islam, but now it turns into a criminal matter of what we have in custody that is ours, we must do as they say. ANd thus now we are actualy getting remarried to them.

This is such horsecrap. How did BushII and the others come back like puppy dogs to these mongrels?


8 posted on 02/23/2012 3:23:47 PM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Lakeshark
Thank God there are still a couple of adults left in the body politic; unfortunately none exist in the current administration, nor have I heard anything resembling Newt's demand from anyone in Congress.

I did hear that Sarah Palin, like Newt, had demanded an apology from the Afghan president.

Meanwhile Karzai is demanding that the U.S. servicemembers responsible for the burning of the so called “holy books” be turned over to Afghan authorities for trial.

9 posted on 02/23/2012 3:23:57 PM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: Lakeshark
With leaders like Zero and the other RINOs, who needs Bin Laden? What part of "IF WE HAVE BOOKS OF PRISONERS IN

O U R

CUSTODY" do they not understand? IT IS OURS CUSTODY NOT THEIRS, WE CAN DISPOSE OF IT AS WE PLEASE.
10 posted on 02/23/2012 3:26:48 PM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Ozymandias Ghost
Meanwhile Karzai is demanding that the U.S. servicemembers responsible for the burning of the so called “holy books” be turned over to Afghan authorities for trial.

Dear Reader is in a whole lot of trouble with his spinelessness. We are so screwed with this guy as CIC.

11 posted on 02/23/2012 3:27:05 PM PST by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: Lakeshark
RomNey has to wait for his talking points to have been cleared before he will comment. Newt and Palin, glad we have grown ups fighting for the truth.
12 posted on 02/23/2012 3:29:13 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: VinL
Gingrich said if Hamid Karzai doesn’t apologize, the United States should leave the country.

Right on. Newt is right.

13 posted on 02/23/2012 3:34:41 PM PST by Logical me
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To: VinL
We should say good bye and good luck, we don’t need to be wasting our time and our money,” Gingrich said.

time & money ? how about wasting our men & women
14 posted on 02/23/2012 3:35:03 PM PST by stylin19a (time to Obamanos)
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To: Lakeshark

15 posted on 02/23/2012 3:35:04 PM PST by Colonial Warrior (Help us OB/GYN! You are our only hope!)
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To: Lakeshark
Palin may have been the first to actually come out publicly and criticize Bambi... she's always in the center of the fray taking flak.

Thats whay I have noticed about her too from the beginning. She draws the flak and makes it safe for the more timid Repubs to take a stand. She was the first to take on Obama after the election when the Repubs were in complete disarray, and she continues to be the first to step into the line of fire on issue after issue.

16 posted on 02/23/2012 3:35:42 PM PST by marron
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Santorum make a workable veep for Newt? Are you joking?

Santorum was part of the coup that unseated the Speaker. Newt had mentored Rick Santorum when he first arrived in the House of Rep, and was stabbed in the back by tricky Ricky.

Gingrich would have to be crazy and stupid to trust Santorum ever again!


17 posted on 02/23/2012 3:37:28 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Naionals as our President!)
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To: Lakeshark
Here is what Karzai did the last time there was a riot in Afghanistan over a Koran burning. He informed Afghanis and ginned up the riot.

From the WSJ:

"Most Afghans learned about the Quran burning in Florida only when Mr. Karzai on March 24 (4 days after!) condemned the act as "a crime against the religion and the entire Muslim nation," called on the U.S. and the U.N. to bring the perpetrators to justice and demanded "a satisfactory response to the resentment and anger of over 1.5 billion Muslims around the world."

Karzai did the same thing this time and 0buttwipe apologizes to him.

18 posted on 02/23/2012 3:38:26 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Lakeshark

ping


19 posted on 02/23/2012 3:39:19 PM PST by Ulysse
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To: Lakeshark

Why can’t people see that Newt is our Churchill for these times?


20 posted on 02/23/2012 3:40:35 PM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: j.argese

I know people that’re Newt-ists. They have some fantastic tans...

wait

Wrong Newt-ists..sorry..:(


21 posted on 02/23/2012 3:41:34 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (Obama 2011: "Let them eat peas")
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To: VinL

I’ve done considerable study of the Islamic religion and the various cultures under Islam.

I’ve come to the conclusion that the way to properly dispose of Korans and other Islamic holy documents is to vaporize them in numerous and properly placed thermonuclear explosions. The Obamamites must realize that also and that is likely the reason Obama wants to drastically cut the number of nuclear warheads in our arsenal.


22 posted on 02/23/2012 3:44:02 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: stylin19a

Indeed; we are wasting the lives of our best young men and women there. We should destroy every vestige of infrastructure in that hellhole and leave them. It would be worth it just to see what kind of unpleasant death the Taliban have in mind for that corrupt hypocrite Karzai.


23 posted on 02/23/2012 3:46:04 PM PST by henkster (Obama regime mission statement: "Find the people working, and stop them!")
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To: Lakeshark

Why have Romney and Santorum failed to comment on this? Probably because Michigan has a large Muslim population and Mitt and Rick are afraid of offending it so soon before the Michigan primary by giving the impression they might not like blood-thirsty Muslim rioters killing American soldiers.

If Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin are the only two prominent Republicans with enough courage to speak the truth, let’s have a Gingrich/Palin ticket and be done with it.


24 posted on 02/23/2012 3:46:56 PM PST by Bluestocking
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To: SatinDoll
—>Santorum was part of the coup that unseated the Speaker. Newt had mentored Rick Santorum when he first arrived in the House of Rep, and was stabbed in the back by tricky Ricky.

Looks like he took another one for His team. :) It is so

difficult for me to forget Rick for doing this.

25 posted on 02/23/2012 3:52:08 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Bluestocking

—>>If Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin are the only two prominent Republicans with enough courage to speak the truth, let’s have a Gingrich/Palin ticket and be done with it.

Amen. Obama’s worse nightmare. 2 Conservatives/2 reformers.


26 posted on 02/23/2012 3:57:05 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Lakeshark

Way to go Newt. All we hear from the GOP leadership is crickets chirping.


27 posted on 02/23/2012 4:02:52 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Lakeshark
the treat of radical Muslims intent on harming Americans...

Looks like either a little journalistic license or Freudian slip, pointing out that harming Americans is actually a treat.

28 posted on 02/23/2012 4:03:10 PM PST by C210N
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To: Lakeshark
"Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Republicans who claim the president is weak for apologizing were ignoring basic facts.

"That's a fully false, fallacious and ridiculous narrative that is not borne out by any facts," Carney said. "The President, following up on a telephone conversation, the likes of which he has routinely with President Karzai, wrote a long letter on a variety of issues related to our bilateral engagement, including reconciliation, including the trilateral talks with Pakistan last week in Islamabad, in which he also expressed his condolences - or rather, his apology for the inadvertent burning of religious materials by American personnel in Afghanistan."

Did anyone get pea soup on their pants from Jay Carney?

So the "narrative" by Newt is "fallacious." Carney just described what Newt is condemning the President for doing. The spinners for the Obama Regime are a disgrace. They all need to be checked in for mental evaluations; then turned over to a priest for exorcism.

29 posted on 02/23/2012 4:03:26 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Lakeshark

Good for Newt! I’m so sick of that sorry sack of $hit that lives in the W.H. who consistently sucks up to muslims.


30 posted on 02/23/2012 4:09:10 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Lakeshark

Newt is not my top choice (she’s not running) or even in my top ten among potential candidates. However, he is by far my first choice among those still in the race, and this is why. With the immediate and exceptionally grave danger currently facing our country, we need a leader who will tell it like it is, and that is Newt. At least Gingrich comes up with the right answer 90% of the time, and this is one of those times.


31 posted on 02/23/2012 4:10:56 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Lakeshark

Bump


32 posted on 02/23/2012 4:14:30 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Lakeshark

He should have also reminded them that burning is an acceptable method of destroying this evil book.


33 posted on 02/23/2012 4:15:16 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Bluestocking

“If Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin are the only two prominent Republicans with enough courage to speak the truth, let’s have a Gingrich/Palin ticket and be done with it.”

Now there’s a plan!


34 posted on 02/23/2012 4:15:57 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, R. Zacharias, Erwin Lutzer, and others.)
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To: Lakeshark; kalee; TitansAFC; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; ...


Newt Gingrich for President Ping List!
Newt.org

35 posted on 02/23/2012 4:17:06 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Lakeshark
Gingrich said Obama was ignoring the treat of radical Muslims intent on harming Americans.

Fixed

36 posted on 02/23/2012 4:18:42 PM PST by VMI70
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To: Ozymandias Ghost
B T T T ! ! ! ©

37 posted on 02/23/2012 4:18:59 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: henkster

Much as I agree...we don’t have the will, nor do we have a Gen.like Sherman.

Plus, pull funds from Pak-EE-Stan and put ‘em back on the terrorist list.


38 posted on 02/23/2012 4:20:24 PM PST by stylin19a (time to Obamanos)
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To: Lakeshark

Wait for the brokered convention.


39 posted on 02/23/2012 4:24:17 PM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: mmanager
Why can’t people see that Newt is our Churchill for these times?

Becaue the media, its idiot pundidty and curent polls tell them otherwise?

Just a guess, mind you.

Independent, critical thinking, on the individual part of most voters have long gone the way of the wind.

GO NEWT!!!

40 posted on 02/23/2012 4:25:35 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Lakeshark

WTG, Newt. Nail that SOB.


41 posted on 02/23/2012 4:28:18 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: SatinDoll; HiTech RedNeck

Wrong Rick. I’d bet on Newt selecting Gov Perry for veep.


42 posted on 02/23/2012 4:29:39 PM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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To: Lakeshark; Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Some of my friends and I were at the Spokane rally when Newt said this. It was a great moment for him. After the rally, a CBS reporter came up to us and said that his boss in NY wanted him to get responses to this statement. We told him we weren’t interested in talking to CBS. You can bet the liberal media is trying to manufacture a controversy about this. My money’s on Newt to make them cry like little girls.


43 posted on 02/23/2012 4:29:44 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: Lakeshark

I applaud Newt for his comment.

I just watched the Republican debate (I taped it) and am I imagining things or does it appear to anyone else that Romney and Paul appear to be ‘tag-teaming’ Rick Santorum?

Paul is a one-trick-pony who turns every question into a discussion of federal government intervention in our lives.....never offering any solutions, but he keeps beating that horse.

I am actually looking for input from any Freeper who has noticed that Paul, in every debate I have watched, has never singled out Romney to chastise.

It really struck me while watching the debate that Paul was acting the ‘Stooge’, which is an apt description of Ron, for Romney. Otherwise, he restricts his comments to attacks on Rick.

It also was interesting to listen (not having watched the debate until tonight) to pundits opine that Newt didn’t do well in the debate......my wife and I thought he did VERY well. His comment noting that no one in the main stream media had the courage to ask obama why he supported infanticide should be a bumper sticker, in my opinion.

EODGUY


44 posted on 02/23/2012 4:30:55 PM PST by EODGUY (Hold on to your copies of the Consititution of the United States. It is going to be re-written.)
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To: onyx

Nothing on FOX about Newt on this. Just more coverage of protests.


45 posted on 02/23/2012 4:34:35 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: Lakeshark

Gingrich first to hit Obama

For a second there.


46 posted on 02/23/2012 4:36:01 PM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Lakeshark
I think that asshat Karzai needs to have afternoon tea with Ngô Đình Diệm, and I'm sure we have enough people over there to make the arrangements.
47 posted on 02/23/2012 4:39:12 PM PST by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what e.coli is to an all-you-can-eat salad bar. NO ROMNEY!!!)
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To: Lakeshark

I sense a Newt re-surge!


48 posted on 02/23/2012 4:39:23 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: stylin19a
I say just let India have at em. Tired of propping up these guys. Refuse entry into this country any of them, focus on securing our borders to keep them from illegally entering and let them decay into whatever they are destined to be. I'd personally like to send him a piss stained page from the koran as a Christmas card.
49 posted on 02/23/2012 4:40:35 PM PST by Carolina_Thor (It's always better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.)
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To: EODGUY
I noticed it last night, pointed it out to my wife, who watched for a while then heartily agreed.

Believe it or not, Rush made a big deal about the unholy Paul/Romney alliance today.

They did the same thing in Iowa and Florida to Newt. They're clearly in cahoots.

50 posted on 02/23/2012 4:40:54 PM PST by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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