Gingrich: Obama terrorism speech was “stunningly, breathtakingly naïve”

Newt GingrichFormer Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich didn’t find much he liked in President Obama’s terrorism speech this past Thursday, citing what he believes is naiveté on the part of the POTUS.

Gingrich was part of a round table on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ this week, where host Candy Crowley asked the Republican for his thoughts on the President’s speech.

“I think it’s just stunningly, breathtakingly naïve,” Gingrich said. “He [Obama] said at one point, ‘Wars have to end.’ “Well, Trotsky said, ‘You may not care about war, but war cares about you.’”

The former GOP presidential candidate highlighted the recent displays of terror in Boston and London, and claimed that the President was more concerned about preserving his legacy than the facing the reality of widespread terrorism.

“Right after you have somebody beheaded in London, a bomb go off in Boston, you have the Iranians — as you were just told by Congressman McCaul — every day trying to penetrate our system with cyber,” said the former Speaker. “You have an Iranian nuclear program underway, and the President announces cheerfully, ‘The war’s going to end because I’m not happy being a war president.’”

The former presidential candidate also criticized the Bush administration, saying both the current and previous president didn’t want to speak honestly about how big the threat of terrorism actually is.

Gingrich has often been critical of the President’s approach to the War on Terror. During the 2012 presidential election, the Speaker expressed a large amount of disgust at Obama’s handling of potential terrorism threats.

“There’s something sick about an administration which is so pro-Islamic that it can’t even tell the truth about the people who are trying to kill us,” Gingrich said at the time.

Gingrich’s remarks on Sunday come after the President’s speech to the National Defense Academy. During the talk, Obama expressed an interest in both ending the War on Terror and closing down the prison at Guantanamo Bay, but Republicans have warned the President against being too passive in regard to the ongoing threat of terrorism.

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  1. Rich Grise says:

    The “Truth?” Like, the Arabs have been trying to defend themselves from invaders since the Crusades?

    1. Jonathan Byrd says:

      Rich Grise are you joking? are you a joke? are you a 12 year old child? You are exactly the type of person who is ruining this country and is letting the Muslim agenda go without being checked! You and people like you are FOOL. Do you see American mobs going around chopping peoples heads off? WERE NOT TALKING ABOUT EVERYDAY LAW ABIDING MUSLIM CITIZENS HERE. WERE talking about muslinm EXTREMISTS. and im not sure where you were during 911 but i was watching when 2 huge towers in new york city called the Twin Towers were brought down by these freaks of nature. They were….wait for it …wait for it…MUSLIM EXTREMISTS. At least when we go to war we go to war for reasons whether you like the reasons or not and its not american citizens running around in turbins killing women, child and men for no freaking reason and killing people who are NON COMBATANTS: WHICH MEANS THERE NOT SOLDIERS. If you people dont think that muslim extremists are horrible people and they are not at war with EVERYONE who does not abide by their rules, (these TERRORISTS) then you sir are a terrorist yourself. HOw dare you side with murderous monsters. That pretty much makes you one too.

      1. Rich Grise says:

        So, Jonathan, you start with ad hominem attacks and name-calling? What, exactly, is this “Muslim agenda” you’re so quick to bandy about? Please be specific.

        Are you saying that it’s not true that the Muslims wanted to defend themselves from the Crusaders, and want to continue to defend themselves from invaders? How would you feel if, say, the North Korean marines were doing door-to-door checks for suspected imperialists?

        1. sda53 says:

          If you can not see the muslim agenda working in our country and corrupting then you are blind or stupid. If you were a patriotic American then our values would be in your heart and you would care more about our country than your silly liberal ideas.

          1. Rich Grise says:

            Do “our values” include murdering people you disagree with? Not mine, that’s for sure.

      2. Rich Grise says:

        More to the point – can you find any clause in the Constitution that authorizes the administration to conduct invasions?

  2. sda53 says:

    Then please step up and get obama out of our House! We have bombings and our own president murdered Americans in Benghazi to cover up his smuggling artillery to jihad so there would be no witnesses to his betrayals. We have jihad across our soil throughout our country armed with obama’s stockpiled ammo and guns and he wants to lower our security? This tells me he is ready to move in for the kill. He can not be trust for he has no loyalty to America or her people! Somebody needs to do something to protect us against our biggest enemy obama!!!! Where is the protection we pay for with our taxes. Can no one see what he plans with his agenda? He wants us under UN rule and sharia law. Please, do the jobs you people are paid to do and protect us from him. Get him our of our HOUSE!

  3. J. Hudson says:

    obama is and has been against the United States for a very long time due to FABRICATED injustices towards the negro race. This is proven every time he goes to worship with jeremiah wright, and is the attitude also displayed by his wife. He OBVIOUSLY is not trying to govern this country, he is merely trying to destroy its economy for years to come. He has proven to me that a six-year-old can effectively run this country. The civil rights movement was over long ago. People with obamas and wrights mindset do nothing but set civil rights back by about 60 years.

    1. sda53 says:

      Right, he wants to make it as it was during integration. We must unite and demand he be removed from office. He is foreign not a black American!

  4. Jerry Gerardi says:

    By Bosch Fawstin – May 27, 2013

    Quote-
    “We didn’t use terms such as “Radical Nazism”, “Extremist Shinto” and “Militant Communism” in the past. “Militant Islam”, Political Islam”, etc., are redundant terms. Our pretending otherwise has proven disastrous. Thousands of American lives, both civilian and military, have been sacrificed because of policies predicated on the myth that “Islam means peace.” We didn’t try to reform Shinto or Nazism during World War II; the major changes in those cultures took place only after we thoroughly de-militarized them.”

    “The Muslim world is where the true meaning of Islam can be found in practice. Islam – not any alleged deviant form of it – means misogyny, censorship, anti-Semitism, homophobia, wife-beatings, beheadings, honor killings, pedophilia / “child marriages”, murdering infidels, etc. This is evil, and Islam sanctions every bit of it.. But we’ve been told that we must respect “one of the world’s great religions” because it’s a religion.”

    “I often hear that we should be working with the Muslim world. Working towards what? As Ayn Rand writes, “In any collaboration between two men (or two groups) who hold different basic principles, it is the more evil or irrational one who wins.” Any time we spend “working” with a culture that calls for our destruction, we are working towards our own destruction, consciously or not.”

    “You can’t make a violent religion like Islam non-violent by argument, only by greater retaliatory force against state sponsors of jihad terrorism.”

    “Our problem is not “Islamophobia”, but Islamophilia. It is this uncritical, uninformed, absolute defense of Islam by Western elites after 9/11 that I refer to as Islamgate. It’s a scandal for the ages that few involved would ever admit to being part of.”

    “I care about the truth. I care about Western Civilization. I care about myself, my loved ones and my friends. I care about Iife. And that’s why I don’t care about Islam.”

    “Our altruistic concern for the future and well being of the Muslim world has come at the expense of American lives and treasure. We’ve placed the well being of “The Muslim World” above our own self-defense. We’ve placed today’s Big Lie, “Islam means peace”, above the truth we need to act on. We’ve placed the lives of Muslim civilians above the lives of our soldiers, placing them in absolutely unnecessary danger in order to protect innocent (or even guilty) civilians. Our Rules of Engagement might as well be renamed the Golden Rules of Engagement, as our soldiers have been forced to treat the enemy the way we’d like to be treated. And the enemy takes full advantage of that, as they do of all of the policies our morally vain politicians have concocted. We need to shift the focus onto our own well-being at the enemy’s expense for a change.”

    “We’ve tried everything since 9/11 except real war. War is the answer to Jihad.”

    “So who cares about Islam? Muslims, Jihadists, Islamophiles, Leftists who naturally side with anti-American ideologies, guilt-ridden fellow travelers who think America is usually in the wrong, and religionists who believe any religion is better than none. But since Leftists and Islamophiles usually know very little about Islam, who truly cares about Islam? Those who are at war with us.”

    “In the end, I care about Islam and the Muslim world as much as the Muslim world cares about America and the West. This is war. We can’t be on both sides. I’m not rooting for Islam or the Muslim world.”

    “I’m rooting for us.”
    unquote

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