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Gingrich: U.S. needs to ‘reassess' relationship with Islamic world
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | February 29, 2012 | Jeremy Redmon and Aaron Gould Sheinin

Posted on 02/29/2012 12:34:48 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

ROME – Returning to Georgia Tuesday for several days of campaigning, Newt Gingrich accused Pakistan of hiding Osama bin Laden before U.S. Navy SEALs assassinated him during a daring night raid last May and said the United States should reevaluate its relationship with Islamic countries.

"We now know that the Pakistanis for seven years were hiding bin Laden in a military city within a mile of their national defense university," the former Georgia congressman told hundreds of supporters gathered in an airplane hangar in Rome. "Does any serious person believe that could have been done without a significant part of the Pakistani government knowing it would protect him?"

Gingrich added: “I believe we need to reassess every element of our relationship with the Islamic world and we need to be prepared to do whatever it takes to become economically independent."

Earlier Tuesday at a campaign rally in Dalton, Gingrich took aim at President Obama’s apology over the burning of Qurans in Afghanistan, calling on the president to apologize to Americans. Two American troops have been gunned down in Afghanistan amid violent protests since the U.S. military said the Muslim holy books were burned by mistake at Bagram Airfield. President Obama has apologized for the incident.

“I believe that no American president should apologize when young Americans are being killed,” Gingrich said. “Mr. President, you owe the American people and you owe the young men and women in uniform an apology for your failure to defend America.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: gingrich; gingrich2012; islam; middleeast; newt
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1 posted on 02/29/2012 12:34:57 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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“Mr. President, you owe the American people and you owe the young men and women in uniform an apology for your failure to defend America.”

Dennis Michael Lynch on Fox and Friends this morning who has put together (got shot filming "They Coming to America") a documentary that proves the Adminstration is lying about the border. He said you would not believe the danger there -- who is getting across (Middle Easterners), the crime, etc. (as Perry worked so hard to get out -- "Seal the border, kill off the Cartels and no amnesty.")

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2 posted on 02/29/2012 12:38:17 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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It’s this sort of statement that will get you elected President only IF you don’t go wobbly and “crawfish”.


3 posted on 02/29/2012 1:02:50 PM PST by Maverick68
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To: Maverick68

Exactly.

The Left will attack anyone who brings it up.


4 posted on 02/29/2012 1:05:05 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; kalee; TitansAFC; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; ...
“I believe that no American president should apologize when young Americans are being killed,” Gingrich said. “Mr. President, you owe the American people and you owe the young men and women in uniform an apology for your failure to defend America.”

WOO-HOO NEWT PING!

5 posted on 02/29/2012 1:06:42 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: onyx

Honesty!!!!!!!!!!!

How refreshing.

Bring it on Newt..........and bring it home!!!


6 posted on 02/29/2012 1:11:12 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
In another part of the ME - the Afghans are calling for soldiers involved in burning the Koran to face trial in Afghanistan.

It's time to get out of ME hellholes. The only money we should spend in that region of the world is for a fence - the last joint effort - a fence to keep them in - and the civilized world OUT. Never the twain...

7 posted on 02/29/2012 1:12:14 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: sodpoodle

I am smiling~!

You betcha!

Bring it on Newt and Bring it on Hone!

He’s in the South now!

Woo-Hoo!

Watch out Yankees and Yankee Lawyers!


8 posted on 02/29/2012 1:13:06 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: sodpoodle

Home! My eyes are getting tired.
I’ll be back later.


9 posted on 02/29/2012 1:14:36 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: GOPJ

This administration is doing everything to weaken our defenses and demoralize our troops.


10 posted on 02/29/2012 1:18:12 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

..I felt this way long before 911 concerning this nation and its leader’s unhealthy friendship with the Saudi Royal Family...


11 posted on 02/29/2012 1:18:54 PM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: GOPJ
Gingrich added: “I believe we need to reassess every element of our relationship with the Islamic world and we need to be prepared to do whatever it takes to become economically independent."

Yes! The problem is that since we will not allow drilling here, and even Bambi knows that "alternative technologies," if they ever work, won't work soon enough, we are economically dependent on this armpit of the universe.

That said, if Bush had really gone into the areas we invaded and rejected any Islamic influence (which he could have done during the first few months), instead of letting them enshrine Islam in their constitutions, things would be very different.

In his defense, I think he was acting out of good-natured, trusting ignorance. Obama is acting out of malice.

12 posted on 02/29/2012 1:21:07 PM PST by livius
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To: WalterSkinner
..I felt this way long before 911 concerning this nation and its leader’s unhealthy friendship with the Saudi Royal Family...

Yep, our leadership is right on top of it! /s


13 posted on 02/29/2012 1:25:46 PM PST by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: Envisioning

..that’s kind of a bow , isn’t it?


14 posted on 02/29/2012 1:38:33 PM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: WalterSkinner

a younger man holding the hand of an elderly man so he doesn’t fall and hurt himself is not a kind of hug...

besides, the dress threw w for a loop and he thought he was holding the hand of an extremely ugly woman.

teeman


15 posted on 02/29/2012 1:47:18 PM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: livius

Our troops are there - but we don’t ‘take’ the oil - we buy it. What would be the difference if we totally pulled out - would they quit selling to us? Oil’s all they’ve got. Muslims don’t invent things, they’re not specialists in art, medicine, industry. They don’t win Nobel prizes for anything of value.

In the past we didn’t know how awful their beliefs were - but we know now. People who kill over cartoons, kill over books being burned, kill over a daughter holding hands with a boy, allow nine year olds to ‘marry’ 50 year old men - - how could we have known? We’re starting to know now... and we need to get out of every ME hellhole - and leave those people alone. When their oil dries up - or we discover a true alternative, there won’t even be reason to do business with them. That will be a happy day for them - and a happier day for us.


16 posted on 02/29/2012 2:02:01 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Envisioning

Gets around doesn't he? I'm sure it's ok though. /s

17 posted on 02/29/2012 2:04:17 PM PST by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: GOPJ

Perhaps we will be doing them and us a favor.

They will have to expand their horizons beyond oil wealth and Western Hatred.


18 posted on 02/29/2012 2:05:54 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: GOPJ

We don’t need their oil. We have our own.

There will be an alternative someday, but that day hasn’t arrived and won’t for some time. In the meanwhile, we need to drill for our own oil and stop kissing the toes of these Islamic nutjobs.


19 posted on 02/29/2012 2:18:29 PM PST by livius
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To: Envisioning

Back when all this stated very few of us knew what we were dealing with - did you?


20 posted on 02/29/2012 2:37:48 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: GOPJ
Back when all this stated very few of us knew what we were dealing with - did you?

If I understand your question, no I did not. Learning as I go, and not liking what I am learning at all!

21 posted on 02/29/2012 3:01:28 PM PST by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: onyx

I notice you came back - thanks for all the pings BTW.

Had to stop FReeping to make some cupcakes. Have not made any for 40 years. They look pathetic - taste good though;)


22 posted on 02/29/2012 3:10:02 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: Envisioning
Let's try this again........

Is it just me or does anyone else see anything wrong with this?


23 posted on 02/29/2012 6:41:54 PM PST by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
We are at war with Islam, always have been, always will be.

You do not depend on your enemy.

Drill here, drill now, disband the EPA and start new refineries and nuclear power plants asap.

24 posted on 02/29/2012 9:39:36 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Envisioning

I see nothing wrong with the left picture. The middle one - ICK. The right picture is a concern.

Men holding hands is perfectly acceptable in most of the world, and means nothing more than simple friendship. It may shock you, but in a lot of countries, men kiss each other as a greeting. I do so with my wifes father, though not my own (he’d probably freak out).

You note that Pres Bush is holding King Abdullah’s right hand while leaving his own right hand free. A monarch deliberately letting his weapon hand be fettered is a sign of trust and respect. Pure symbolism, designed for home consumption as most Westerners won’t get it.

Which is why the picture on the right disturbs me profoundly.

The middle picture - what can I say. No head of a sovereign nation bows deeply to another. A slight bow, as guest to host is both permitted and expected. The slight bow is usually considered as a small inclination of the head, which is simultaneously done by the host sovereign, to a slightly lesser degree.

Sorry, etiquette is one of my interests!


25 posted on 03/01/2012 4:24:00 AM PST by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: EnglishCon

My concern is not one of etiquette, but the more profound concern that leadership from both of our parties are in collusion with the Saudi leadership which is in collusion with the biggest nutjob on the planet!


26 posted on 03/01/2012 5:53:20 AM PST by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: onyx

Newt Gingrich: ‘The president of the United States doesn’t apologize to the enemy’

http://youtu.be/VFXfsYe4SjY


27 posted on 03/01/2012 6:06:50 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: waterhill; ixtl

(((ping to post 23)))


28 posted on 03/01/2012 5:03:28 PM PST by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: EnglishCon; Envisioning

Dude thats freaking queer.

All three pics.

Sheesh.

Holding hands with another man in his nightshirt. Ick.

Shame on G.B.

If I were Prez, I’d have that sucker in a snare on a stick. (one of those loop thingys on a stick)

I will never be Prez...


29 posted on 03/01/2012 5:16:43 PM PST by waterhill (I Shall Remain)
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To: waterhill
I will never be Prez...

LOL! Your or me both brother!

30 posted on 03/02/2012 5:48:44 AM PST by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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