Statement by Newt Gingrich on the Death of Osama bin Laden:

“The killing of Osama bin Laden is a significant victory in the long struggle between radical Islamists and modern civilization.

“This victory is a tribute to the patient endurance of American justice. I commend both President George W. Bush who led the campaign against our enemies through seven long years and President Obama who continued and intensified the campaign in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

“We should remember to thank those who made this possible. Without the courage and professionalism of our men and women in uniform and in the intelligence services, this victory would not have been achieved.

“This victory is only a milestone in a long war. We must also recognize the long struggle ahead. Radical Islamism did not start with bin Laden and it will not end with his death. This is the 32nd year since the Iranian dictatorship seized our diplomats illegally and held them hostage for 444 days. It has been 28 years since Iranian-supported terrorists killed 241 servicemen in Beirut in 1983.

“As long as there are schools teaching children to hate; as long as there are state-supported terrorist systems; as long as several countries actively recruit children to be suicide bombers; this war will continue.

“The world is a better place without Osama bin Laden, but his just demise cannot erase the loss and suffering of the families and friends of those who died on September 11 or died fighting in the war since September 11. So while we are celebrating this victory, we should take time to remember all who suffered and sacrificed and pray for them.”

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3 Responses

  1. lynn

    Give Credit where it is due. Even with this monumental victory, racist still cannot give THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, HIS JUST DUE. What this shows in Newt inferiority complex shining thru.

    I have one question: On who’s watch was he captured and killed? That’s where the credit lies. ..

    • John

      Maybe I’m reading a different article, but isn’t Newt praising Obama as well as Bush? It was a joint effort by two administrations to fulfill this task. I praise the latter as well as the former, but full compliments to the US military, they carried out the occupation. As far as your question, do you blame Obama for the current economic downturn? It may not have started with him, but its taking place under his watch. That’s where the credit lies……

  2. Montana

    When I think of Newt, I think of high self-importance policy and well who am I kidding he has as much chance of getting the GOP nomination as does Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump or Herman Cain (honestly what problems has he solved as a pizza man/ Federal Reserve worker?).

    Newt Gingrich just wants another opportunity to cheat on his new wife with an intern just like the TRUMP did or does, the only difference is that Newt buys American unlike the DONALD who can’t handle the made in the US label. He is damaged goods, he belong in the scrap heap.


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