Obama Iran policy a 'fantasy' says Newt

Newt Gingrich is worried about the Obama administration's stance toward Israel, believing it to be "the clearest adoption of weakness since Jimmy Carter."

Gingrich made the remarks to the Jerusalem Post's Hilary Leila Krieger in advance of a speech he will give to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. He also noted:

"There's almost an eagerness to take on the Israeli government to make a point with the Arab world," he said, speaking to the Post ahead of his
speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference.

He called US President Barack Obama's program of engagement on Iran a "fantasy," and his Middle East policies "very dangerous for Israel." He summed up Obama's approach as "the clearest adoption of weakness since Jimmy Carter."

Instead, he maintained, the US should be sending the message to Israel that "we are for the survival of Israel" and that "we are not going to tolerate Iran getting nuclear weapons."

Obama is seeking a "Grand Bargain" with Iran that will encompass nukes, Iraq, terrorism, and probably Iran's hegemony in the Middle East. All the mullahs are looking for is breathing room so that they can rush production of their nuclear program before Israel or the US tries to take it out.

This then is Obama's "fantasy" - the belief that by engaging Iran they can come to an agreement that will stop nukes, get Iran to stop meddling in Iraq, rein in Hamas and Hezb'allah, and keep the Persian genie in the bottle - a prospect that is rattling Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and other Arab states in the region.

One hopes that when Obama wakes up, he won't be looking at a mushroom cloud where an Israeli city used to be.


 
Newt Gingrich is worried about the Obama administration's stance toward Israel, believing it to be "the clearest adoption of weakness since Jimmy Carter."

Gingrich made the remarks to the Jerusalem Post's Hilary Leila Krieger in advance of a speech he will give to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. He also noted:

"There's almost an eagerness to take on the Israeli government to make a point with the Arab world," he said, speaking to the Post ahead of his
speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference.

He called US President Barack Obama's program of engagement on Iran a "fantasy," and his Middle East policies "very dangerous for Israel." He summed up Obama's approach as "the clearest adoption of weakness since Jimmy Carter."

Instead, he maintained, the US should be sending the message to Israel that "we are for the survival of Israel" and that "we are not going to tolerate Iran getting nuclear weapons."

Obama is seeking a "Grand Bargain" with Iran that will encompass nukes, Iraq, terrorism, and probably Iran's hegemony in the Middle East. All the mullahs are looking for is breathing room so that they can rush production of their nuclear program before Israel or the US tries to take it out.

This then is Obama's "fantasy" - the belief that by engaging Iran they can come to an agreement that will stop nukes, get Iran to stop meddling in Iraq, rein in Hamas and Hezb'allah, and keep the Persian genie in the bottle - a prospect that is rattling Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and other Arab states in the region.

One hopes that when Obama wakes up, he won't be looking at a mushroom cloud where an Israeli city used to be.