Newt Gingrich vs Political Correctness on the Atrocity in Afghanistan

Now and then, a short interview exposes, as few other devices can, Right versus Left, Strength versus Weakness, and Truth versus Willful Self-Deception. We get all three and more in this Feb 24 CNN interview of Newt Gingrich on the murder of two American military personnel and wounding of four others by an Afghan soldier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhDC7ZokPE0

Is it any wonder that so many Americans crave this kind of upright, plainly-spoken truth in our next President, no matter who it may be?

Is it any wonder that Conservatives exult when they hear unequivocal condemnation of the Left’s “one-sided traffic in outrage” as well as its politically correct tolerance of intolerance?

Is it any wonder that so many Americans are disgusted by the the stomach-turning, skin-crawling, hand-wringing serial apologies of the current administration?

Evidently, President Obama still believes in cultivating a perception of American deference, weakness, and timidity around the world. We continue to reap what he has sown, and there is surely more to come, unless and until he is replaced.


Comments

  1. Conservative American says

    Finally! Some criticism of B. Hussein Obama!

    It’s fine to have Republican primaries and to let the prospective nominees fight it out. It’s fine to root for the candidate of your choice. BUT B. Hussein Obama has been getting a free ride in all of this. Let’s not forget who the Republican ticket will be running against and why we are Republicans rather than Democrats!

  2. “Evidently, President Obama still believes in cultivating a perception of American deference, weakness, and timidity around the world.”

    Or, you know, he could’ve let the body count escalate:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57385283/u.s-soldier-killed-noted-koran-backlash/

    But whatever, you’re over here, safe and sound now, so what do you care right? You’ve got a political point to make.

    • Conservative American says

      The political point, Sir Klute, is that there is a presidential election coming and some of us think that we can do better than B. Hussein Obama. 😉

      • Well, let’s focus on dleeper’s point. I’m not suggesting that the burning of a Koran should start riots, I don’t agree with Islam’s premises of not displaying images of the Prophet or the infallibility of the Koran or any of that dross – but guess what, in Afghanistan, they very much do care.

        So, how many American soldiers would have to die under a dleeper presidency, just so dleeper can hear the dulcet tones of “AMERICA MUY MAS MACHO! AMERICA MUY MAS MACHO!” running through their head. Obama apologized because he’s trying to calm a situation where Americans are dying, and any sexual dysfunction that dleeper feels is way down the list of what is important.

        America is my country, right or wrong. It doesn’t harm us to admit when we’re wrong.

        • Conservative American says

          ROFL! Really TOO funny this time, Klute!

          “Obama apologized because he’s trying to calm a situation where Americans are dying..”

          And WHO is the Commander in Chief who is keeping them there to die? If he wanted to calm the situation he could bring them home. Duh!

          “It doesn’t harm us to admit when we’re wrong.”

          Neither does it harm us to admit when the Jihadists are wrong!

          • “And WHO is the Commander in Chief who is keeping them there to die? If he wanted to calm the situation he could bring them home. Duh!”

            I absolutely agree – although, that’s not what Obama promised in 2008, in fact he promised to increase troop levels, and it’s an area that I disagree with the President on.

            Tell me, do either Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney support bringing the troops out of Afghanistan?

            “Neither does it harm us to admit when the Jihadists are wrong!”

            I think a littany of drone strikes and SEAL team actions are pretty strong reminders from the Obama administration to the Jihadists that they are wrong.

            • Conservative American says

              The Klute wrote: “Tell me, do either Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney support bringing the troops out of Afghanistan?”

              No, but then they aren’t apologizing to the enemy either.

              The Klute wrote: “I think a littany of drone strikes and SEAL team actions are pretty strong reminders from the Obama administration to the Jihadists that they are wrong.”

              And I think that for the Commander in Chief of The United States of America to apologize to a battlefield enemy in time of war is little short of treason. That should do great things for the morale of our troops who are fighting and dying. Great shades of “Hanoi” Jane Fonda!

      • “there is a presidential election coming and some of us think that we can do better than B. Hussein Obama.”

        Too bad you’re going to be stuck with Mitt Romney, eh?

        • Conservative American says

          Actually, Klute, I think I’m going to be stuck with B. Hussein Obama! It’s clear that the Republican leadership and the Republican establishment aren’t keen about running someone who can beat Obama!

  3. I certainly hope Gingrich’s comments are not the voice of the right – because if they are that means that all American mothers are on the left – and them’s fightin words in my family!

    My mother taught me to apologize when I do wrong, even by accident.

    My mother taught me it’s not about what the other kid does, it’s about what I do.

    Karzai sucks. Afganistan sucks. They are a literally and figuratively a world away from the standards we maintain for ourselves in the United States. To argue that we can’t apologize for accidentally desecrating a pallet of holy books because the other kids didn’t apologize for how they reacted is the height of petulance. I want none of it.

    Further, it is shameful for Gingrich, who took extensive steps to avoid military service, to call into question the integrity of a general on the ground in a combat assignment. Gingrich claimed he would listen to the generals on the ground. Now we know he only meant that until they said things he doesn’t like.

    Furthermore, there is the abject stupidity of arguing that you can’t apologize for your bad acts while also defending yourself. It’s a false alternative. You can do both, we should do both.

    The proper criticism of Obama is that he’s not responding hard enough to the killings. All this handwringing about whether he been too soft in responding to the accidental desecration and large-scale insult that comes from torching holy books is a distraction.

    That Gingrich fails to make that distinction calls into question his ability to clearly dissern world events.

    Finally, if voters were “craving” Gingrich’s drivel, he’s be leading in the polls. He’s not. Pretty much says it all.

    • Conservative American says

      The above comment can be put in the appropriate perspective by knowing that “truconserv” wrote this:

      “It is not our goal to oppose everything Marx supported.”

      Need I say more? 😉

      • Only if you want to be taken seriously &/or be considered an honest person.

        History informs us you care little about either.

        • Conservative American says

          TC, I simply quoted what YOU wrote:

          “It is not our goal to oppose everything Marx supported.”

          • Yea, I wrote that, but you fail to convey the context in which it was stated.

            BTW: Do you disagree?

            Is it the mission of the conservative to oppose anything and everything Marx supported?

            It’s a straight yes or no question.

          • It is interesting to note, you didn’t refute anything I wrote in my post.

            Remember that line you got all hissy about? Where I said all you do is whine, lie and misdirect. ?

            ROFLMAO

            • Conservative American says

              TC, you wrote this: ““It is not our goal to oppose everything Marx supported.”

              Now you write this: “Yea, I wrote that, but you fail to convey the context in which it was stated.”

              Put it “in context”.

            • Conservative American says

              While you’re at it, would you care to put this comment by you in context as well?

              “BTW: Karl Marx also drank milk. Should we all join PETA now to demonstrate how anti-Marx we are?”

              Feel free to elaborate, TC.

  4. Funny, Rush Limbaugh agrees with Ron Paul and says we shouldn’t be in Afghanistan anymore in the first place….

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/limbaugh-maybe-it%E2%80%99s-time-to-bring-our-troops-home-and-say-the-hell-with-afghanistan/

    LIMBAUGH SAYS;

    “We’re going over there for a host of reasons, I’ve been there, it was many years ago and there was a variation of nation building going on, we were building schools and especially schools for women…they were doing everything they could for women to get out of the prisons they lived in in terms of everyday life,” the talk show host observed. “We’re also there for our own national security, al Qaida was able to take over the place because it was a stateless place…what is the point, folks?”

    “For me, it’s a simple case of being fed up and tired with the assumption that it’s the United States that’s guilty by virtue of its presence,” Limbaugh continued, and cited a Victor Davis Hanson column in chiding the president. “Obama doesn’t help this along by apologizing left and right over and over again…when you just do it again and again, all you eventually say about yourself is that you’re a weakling joke. And that’s what Obama is doing. I think it’s just absurd!”

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/limbaugh-maybe-it%E2%80%99s-time-to-bring-our-troops-home-and-say-the-hell-with-afghanistan/

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