Defend President Obama from Newt Gingrich’s Attacks

May 4, 2009

Newt Gingrich attacked President Barack Obama’s policies in the Middle East, promoted military action against

Iran, and assailed diplomatic engagement as weakness at this month’s AIPAC
conference — to thunderous applause, according to JTA News Service.

Gingrich also told The Jerusalem Post that the President’s policy with Israel and Iran was a “fantasy” and
that Obama was “endangering Israel” by trying to work toward a
two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Just when we thought
the 2008 election had finally discredited the disastrous foreign policy
of George Bush and Dick Cheney, Gingrich spouts the same old failed
ideas in primetime and thinks it’s good politics.

Political pundits and journalists might think that Gingrich and those
who applauded his remarks speak for the majority of American friends of
Israel, when they certainly don’t speak for you and me. Congress may
consider supporting Gingrich’s recycled Bush-Cheney views, which would
be a disaster for Israel and the United States.