Gingrich: Obama Doesn’t Realize Radical Islam Is at War With US
President Barack Obama is so wedded to his liberal policies that he can’t comprehend the meaning of the attacks against us in Libya and Egypt — radical Islam is at war with us, says former GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.
The president and his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned the “senseless” violence, he notes on Politico.
“This concept of ‘senseless violence’ is at the heart of the left’s refusal to confront the reality of radical Islamists,” the former House speaker says. “These are not acts of senseless violence. These are acts of war. . . . It is tragic that the president is so committed to a leftist world view that he cannot allow himself to face these facts.”
The attacks in Libya and Egypt almost certainly were coordinated, Gingrich writes. Yet, “the left is desperate to deal with each new incident as though it is occurring in isolation. . . . Because of congressionally-imposed limitations and administrative and bureaucratic timidity, the fact is we know remarkably little about our enemies.”
The president is much to blame, Gingrich argues. “The policies of Obama have made our intellectual incoherence and strategic incompetence even worse. It is no accident that the embassy in Cairo issued a groveling statement, apologizing to the haters for having inconvenienced them with American freedom of speech.”
Look at White House policy in the Mideast in comparison to its policy at home, Gingrich says. “The Obama administration is waging war on the Catholic Church while appeasing the most extreme elements of Islam. This is the bizarre situation we now find ourselves in.”