President Obama in a major speech delivered on Thursday addressed his administration’s ongoing efforts to fight the terrorism around the globe.
And while Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was been critical of the president’s remarks regarding the use of unmanned drones, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich outright dismissed the entire speech as little more than an ode to naivete.
“[Obama] says at one point, ‘Wars have to end,’” Gingrich said Sunday morning on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley. “Well, Trotsky said, ‘You may not care about war, but war cares about you,'” the former Speaker said.
He characterized the speech as “stunningly, breathtakingly naive.”
“Right after you have somebody beheaded in London,” he added, “you have a bomb go off in Boston, you have the Iranians as you were just told by Congressman McCaul every day trying to penetrate our system with cyber, you have an Iranian nuclear program underway—and the President announces cheerfully, ‘The war’s going to end because I’m not happy being a war president.’”
Gingrich went on to criticize the Obama administration for ignoring the threat that radical Islam poses to civilized society.
“No one wants to talk honestly about the fact that there is a radical Islamism on offense,” Gingrich said. “It is on offense across the planet…We will never be at peace in the pre-1941 sense that we are not threatened and that we don’t have to actively take measures all the time.”
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