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More incendiary rhetoric from Newt Gingrich: Iran "should expect to get hit"

4:22 am - 03/04/2012

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to meet with President Obama next week and Iran will most likely “dominate the conversation” as the New York Times noted. While the President made a strong case for diplomacy in dealing with Iran’s nuclear program during an recent interview with the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, Netanyahu warned against talks.

On Fox News, Greta Van Susteren asked GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich how he’d handle the meeting with the Israeli prime minister. While Gingrich said he would brief Netanyahu on all the “non-military means” he would employ to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons, he added that Israel “would receive support from the United States” if it decided to attack Iran. But the former House Speaker didn’t stop there:

GINGRICH: I would also point out that a Gingrich presidency would communicate publicly to the Iranians that if they continue to do what they’re doing, they should expect to get hit, and it will be their fault for having caused it.

Watch it:

The GOP presidential candidates have been steadily trying to outdo one another on who is more bellicose on Iran and Gingrich is no exception. Outside of offering support for an Israeli attack on Iran, Gingrich said in December that he would prefer a “joint operation” with the United States.

While the IAEA and top U.S. officials have expressed serious concerns about possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear program — including indications that Iran is on a path to nuclear weapons capability — neither the IAEA nor U.S. intelligence reportshave asserted that Iran has restarted its nuclear weapons program.


This is my first post, so I really hope I've done everything right!
x_butterfly19_x 4th-Mar-2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
Why does he insist on being such belligerent, inflammatory eejit.
thepikey 4th-Mar-2012 04:26 pm (UTC)
Because his target audience is made of belligerent inflammatory eedjits...
x_butterfly19_x 4th-Mar-2012 04:31 pm (UTC)
haha *cries*
atomic_joe2 4th-Mar-2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
How can it be your fault if someone else attacks you?
adinasauce 4th-Mar-2012 07:53 pm (UTC)
What's "funny" is Obama already said he plans to tell Netanyahu the same things. Of course, reality and what the President has already said/plans to usually don't enter into a debate if any of the GOP candidates are involved...

asinbumble 5th-Mar-2012 03:57 am (UTC)
Yeah, I hadn't seen this. Thanks for commenting!
fickery 4th-Mar-2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
a Gingrich presidency

LOLS, no. At this point he literally has zero chance of getting enough delegates before the convention to be the GOP nominee, much less win the election. So why is anyone still putting a mic in front of this bloviating sack of crap and pretending we care what he thinks?
artichokes 4th-Mar-2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
I am no fan of Newt Gingrich at all but this clip is perfectly reasonable to me? I'm glad Obama apparently has the same stance.
layweed 5th-Mar-2012 03:53 am (UTC)

Gosh, 2012 is the new 2008, only filled with more right-wing nutters.
tabaqui 5th-Mar-2012 06:48 am (UTC)
Shut. Up. Newt. Iran has no nuclear weapons. Apparently, hasn't restarted their nuclear weapon program. Is posturing like many countries posture, but isn't and hasn't actually threatened anyone.


We do not need another fucking pointless war that kills hundreds of thousands of civilians and thousands of our troops, at the cost of multiple billions.
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