Republican GOP Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich doesn’t believe Afghanistan wants peace with the rest of the world and during a speech this week he said the unrest currently being witnessed in the country was just the “tip of the iceberg.”
Sharing his views with an audience Gingrich noted:
“We’re not going to fix Afghanistan. It’s not possible. These are people who have spent several thousand years hating foreigners. And what we’ve done by staying is become the new foreigners. And this is a real problem.”
Gingrich then mentioned that military solutions will not fix the Middle East because the issues in the region have become too big and complicated.
“There’s some problems where what you have to do is say ‘You know, you’re going to have to figure out how to live your own miserable life because I’m not here — you clearly don’t want to hear from me how to be unmiserable,’” Gingrich said.
Newt Gingrich’s comments come after President Obama apologized for the accidental burning of Koran’s by U.S. troops, an apology Gingrich believes was unwarranted after Afghan citizens killed two American soldiers.
In focusing his criticism Gingrich then said of Afghan president Hamid Karzai:
“My prediction is, the Karzai government is playing us for fools. So my view is that we need to be, we need to have a president who is prepared to tell the truth about who is trying to kill us.”
Do you think Gingrich is right and Afghanistan is going all down hill from this point moving forward or is there hope for the country?