March 23, 2011

AN UNSERIOUS MAN:

Newt Gingrich back-and-forth on Libya no-fly zone (KENDRA MARR, 3/23/11, Politico)

First, Gingrich criticized President Barack Obama for not imposing a no-fly zone over Libya. Now the former House Speaker is lashing out at the White House’s intervention, calling it “badly run as any foreign operation in our lifetime.”

“The standard he has fallen back to, of humanitarian intervention, could apply to Sudan, to North Korea, to Zimbabwe to Syria this week to Yemen, to Bahrain,” he said on the “Today” show Wednesday morning. “This isn’t a serious standard. This is a public relations conversation.”

Gingrich added, “I would not have intervened. I think there were a lot of other ways to affect Qaddafi. I think there are a lot of other allies in the region we could have worked with. I would not have used American and European forces.”


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