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The Pander Bear

The ABC notes that Gingrich calls Palestinians an ‘invented’ people:

US Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has drawn outrage for calling the Palestinians an “invented” people who want to destroy Israel.

He made the comment in an interview with a Jewish television channel.

Mr Gingrich, a former speaker of the House of Representatives, departed from official US policy that respects the Palestinians as a people deserving their own state.

He said there was no Palestine as a state and that it was part of the Ottoman Empire until the early 20th century.

You have to wonder what Newt ‘Efting’ Grinch taught his students when he was a college history professor. The state of Palestine existed as a League of Nations British Mandate until it was broken up by the United Nations to create Israel, and the Palestinian people had been attempting to break away from the Ottoman Empire since the early 19th century.

Turning US Middle Eastern policy over to the Likudniks might be a Republican dream, but it is an international nightmare. The key to dismantling Islamic terrorism is settling the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and the Likud have no interest in doing it.

Following on the suggestion that he would like John ‘Bomb Iran’ Bolton, supporter of the MEK terrorist group, as Secretary of State, pretty much eliminates any credibility Gingrich had in the foreign policy or national security area.

December 10, 2011   7 Comments