Gingrich: Afghanistan May Be 'Undoable' Mission

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich says he thinks U.S. involvement in the region around Afghanistan may be risking the lives of young troops in a mission that "may not be doable."

Gingrich says the U.S. should reassess the region and ask whether there isn't "a harder, deeper problem" that can't be solved with military force on the scale the U.S. and its allies are willing to commit.

The former House speaker said he reached his conclusion after learning that Pakistan had harbored Osama bin Laden for seven years outside a military city, and that their investigation resulted in punishing the people who assisted American intelligence, rather than those who made it possible for bin Laden to live undetected for so long.

Gingrich made his comments on "Fox News Sunday."

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  • by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2012 at 11:33 AM
    It's only undoable because nobody in this country is willing to make the hard choices any longer. The only way to win the "war" in this country is to kill every radical Islamist in it, which means almost everybody. I'm not saying that's what we should do, only that it's the only way to "win". So if we can't win without doing something we prefer not to do, we shouldn't even play the game. Leave and cut off the money faucet. Tell them not one red dime until they control the nutjobs in their country preaching jihad.
  • by to Jackask Jasper@8:59 on Mar 13, 2012 at 04:13 AM
    Jasper, so you want to endanger our troops even more? Do you realize just how dangerous their jobs are? Anything especially like the burning of the Quan will fuel an even more dangerous situation, and endanger their lives. Did you serve time in Afghanistan? If not,sent some of your loved ones over to risk their lives, instead of sitting at home with your swollen bear belly and second guessing decisions that may save innocent American lives. I don't want anything else to happen that will harm or troops, just want them back home safe and in one piece. Get em out NOW!!
  • by Steve Location: Manteo on Mar 12, 2012 at 07:01 PM
    Welcome SHARIA
  • by Steve Location: Manteo on Mar 12, 2012 at 07:00 PM
  • by Jasper Location: NC on Mar 12, 2012 at 05:59 PM
    QUESTION OF THE DAY: JUST WHAT IN THE HECK ARE WE ACCOMPLISHING IN AFGHANISTAN? We cannot bring a Bible into Afganistan? But Obama has apologized for the Quran burnings and said they were a mistake. The Qurans and other Islamic books were taken from a detention facility and dumped in a burn pit last month because they were believed to contain extremist messages or inscriptions. A military official said at the time that it appeared detainees were exchanging messages by making notations in the texts. And to top off this story, I don’t know if many of you caught this trade-off the Obama - Team made with Karzai the other day to satisfy Karzai and the Taliban. The Taliban are no friends last I looked, and this administration is bowing to them as well. Unbelievable.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 at 05:00 PM
    Moral is low for our troops since President Obama proposes to cut our veterans benefits.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity, NC on Mar 12, 2012 at 02:36 PM
    New internet news off the press! LOL, OBAMA CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCES ‘ Deceased & Dead ' FOR OBAMA’. ACORN gets the dead to vote for Obama again in 2012. Like ACORN got Obama Millions of dead people to register and vote for Obama in 2008! Today, the Obama 2012 Campaign announced its most controversial group, the Deceased , Dead For Obama. Campaign official Karl Marxton said The Obama campaign has long pandered to diverse groups for votes. The recent “African Americans for Obama” program was highly controversial. Since then, Obama has created several other groups to which he can pander to bolster his waning support with living, breathing Americans. The Obama campaign has also created the following groups: - College students For Obama -Not Really Sure What The Heck You Are For Obama For -Illegal Aliens For Obama -People Who Cannot Read For Obama. -Communists For Obama (commonly known as the DNC) -People Who Don’t Even Know Who Obama Is For Obama. " While the deceased , dead have a long history of supporting Democrats, the Obama campaign decided to make a more official organization to encourage the deceased , dead to turn out even more votes for President Obama in November. We have to credit ACORN’s continued efforts in working with the dead to keep Democratic Liberals leaders in office like Obama.” President Obama is suffering collapsing poll numbers among the living in America. He will need the help of the dead register voters like in the 2008 Obama election, to remain in office. However, there is no word if the Obama campaign has made any serious overtures to the Vampire community.
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Mar 12, 2012 at 01:53 PM
    52% of Mississippi Repugs(and Snake) think Obama is a Muslim. Like I said "low information"
  • by Amazing on Mar 12, 2012 at 12:09 PM
    Has anybody ever wonder where these Repugs get their information from? Amazing! Just read a story about one state that has over 50% of its registered republicans actually believing Obama is a Muslin! Amazing!!!
  • by Pete Location: Grifton on Mar 12, 2012 at 09:57 AM
    Ben Laden had kidney disease.if you do not get fluid drawn off three times a week you swell up with fluid and die because it put's a big strain on your heart. Ben layden died years ago. this was a sham played on the American People,even Adolph Hitler had a double.Why not Ben Laden?We are being used we need to get out of every country but Israel.we need to keep our oil(we are shipping 58% of our oil to foreign countries.)
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