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ProfessorPlum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:35 PM
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Gingrich Says Israel Should Set A Deadline For Attack On Iran
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Wow, generously this warmonger gives Iran until next Fall!! Then, they'll be attacked.

That's clearly the way to make the world a better place. Let's hope Obama takes a pass on this helpful piece of advice.


Via ThinkProgress

Last night on Fox News, co-host Alan Colmes asked former House Speaker Newt Gingrich about a Jerusalem Post article yesterday reporting that Israel is preparing options to strike Irans nuclear facilities. At first Gingrich gave a measured response, saying I dont think were prepared to sanction an attack on Iran. Yet just moments later, Gingrich said the Israelis should set a deadline for an attack on Iran:

GINGRICH: I think that the Israeli government probably would be best served if they created a deadline of sometime next fall and basically told the new American president that theyre willing to do anything they can to help him achieve a non-nuclear Iran prior, say, to September or October, but that there is a point at which they will not run the risk.

Naturally, Sean Hannity concurred. I agree with that wholeheartedly, Mr. Speaker.

It seems that Gingrich has suddenly changed his tune on deadlines involving war and peace. In fact, he was one of many conservatives who were strictly opposed to any timeline to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq:

I am not for any precipitous withdrawal from Iraq, and I think Senator Kerry was advocating a policy of absolute defeat when he suggested he would set a date, which I think he said could be as early as May. <4/13/06, Fox News>

MR. RUSSERT: Senator Dodd, should the United States set a firm deadline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq? SEN. DODD: I, I believe we should, Tim. <> GINGRICH: I disagree deeply with, with Senator Dodd. <5/20/07, NBC>

So it appears that Gingrich is against deadlines for peace and for deadlines for war.
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:37 PM
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1. What a turd. I worry about what will happen if Israel unilaterally attacks Iran
All the AIPACers would probably have a conflict of interest.....
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:52 PM
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7. Yet they haven't done it, have they.
So maybe this attack is in YOUR mind, not theirs. Which would, perhaps, make it lonely.
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jrockford Donating Member (504 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:32 PM
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14. Because they haven't done it means they won't? You certainly know nothing about Israel...sad. nt
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Chisox08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:06 PM
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10. You apologize for that comment
Don't compare Turds to that racist, lying scumbag.
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:41 PM
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2. What a piece of shit this man is.
Someone flush the toilet and close the lid, OK? This turd needs to take his final swirling trip to his destiny: the sewer, which is where he belongs.
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Idealism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:42 PM
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3. Isn't Mahmoud NOT going to win re-election??
Hes just a figurehead anyways, whatever bullshit hes spouting about is meaningless. The Ayatollah and the mullah have all the power in Iran.

There is no threat to Israel just because one uppity little man has a napoleon complex and wants attention says there is.
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jrockford Donating Member (504 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:37 PM
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17. They know this. It has nothing to do with their national security or fear.
Israel has done more to cause problems in that region than anyone else could ever dream. The idea they are a "stable" and "democracy" in the mid-east is just a pathetic fiction.

Lebanon was a pretty great place until Israel got its claws in.
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BunkerHill24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:06 PM
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4. Frankly am tired of Israel wormongering...lets get it on baby
Lets get it on, lets go....stop talking and just do it.

Maybe a second Hizbullah lesson will teach them.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:51 PM
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6. Your non-knowledge of international relations is impressive.
So you identify with Hezbullah, do you? Want to kick the nasty Jews right where it hurts, huh?

Ain't you sweet.
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razors edge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:15 PM
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11. When did the Jews expell all the Christians and Muslims
from Israel? BH24 said nothing about Jews, you however made it an issue, so tell us when the Jews became the sole occupants of the state of Israel.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:49 PM
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12. Play that anti-semite card!
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jrockford Donating Member (504 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:35 PM
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16. No kidding. It's quite sickening, old, and doesn't work among the sane and free thinking.
Even various groups of Jews are sick of it. How about those rabbis protesting the Zionists at the UN when Iran came to speak? Of course, they are labeled "Jew haters" too...

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jrockford Donating Member (504 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:34 PM
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15. You're obviously a Zionist apologist. Nice way to try and bait.
One can be sick of Israel's human rights violations, war mongering, spying on allies, etc....and not identify with Hezbullah.

So what, since Israel does a lot of fascist things, do these Zionist murderers identify with nazis? Like that analogy?

And don't bother with the tripe over how they are defending themselves or this fiction they are a "democracy". A state sets an example. You don't act "barbaric" in the interest of self preservation.

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vinylsolution Donating Member (807 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:11 PM
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5. Maybe reality will set its own deadline...
... for taking out Gingrich. It can't happen soon enough.





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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:05 AM
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32. Gingrich is a truely dispicable man.
This guy is THE VERY WORST right wrong asshole, Hannity and Limbaugh included. And this is saying something about a man and an ideology where being a big asshole is an artform.
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:27 PM
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8. An Obama priority will be Israeli-Palestinian peace. Times running out for the NeoCons
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jrockford Donating Member (504 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:39 PM
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18. I was hopeful. Then came HRC. Then Israel was happy and the Arab states less optimistic.
I don't expect change.

Though I think it be better for the region if Iran had nuclear weapons. Why should Israel only have them? Perhaps they would end their despotic terror over the land and actually treat other humans with dignity.

They are worse than apartheid South Africa.
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:54 PM
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9. When is someone
going to sucker punch that asshole?
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jrockford Donating Member (504 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:40 PM
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19. Why doesn't he tell the story of the preemptive strike he did on his dying ex wife? nt
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:51 PM
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13. Oh...little Newty....
Take your meds and just go to bed.

Your "revolution" was squandered by your own party and is finally over. Bye-bye....

I mean.... he's Soooooooo 20th century!
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:22 PM
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20. Just jawboning
the price of oil back up.
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jdadd Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:52 PM
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21. I say Gingrich should set a deadline for
getting his enormous head off of my television screen.....
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:40 AM
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22. Israel has all kinds of nukes AND rockets to deliver them.
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:41 AM
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23. Ahkmadinejad does not make foreign policy decisions, the Aytollah does
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:42 AM
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24. The Aytollah has condemned nuclear weapons and refused to use WMD as they were being used on Iran
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:44 AM
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25. Funny that Iran is surrounded by nuclear armed countries but does not have a nuclear arms program
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:45 AM
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26. This was confirmed by our own intelligence. Gigrich is fear mongering again
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:47 AM
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27. Only Fox keeps allowing these republican goobers to bullshit the nation.
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:48 AM
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28. Gingrich wants Israel to nuke Iran to prevent Iran from getting nukes
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:49 AM
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29. because Iran would be mean enough to use it's 2-4 nukes on Israel
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:51 AM
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30. which would be suicide for Iran. DUH! Gingrich is so stupid he's offensive.
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eringer Donating Member (338 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 05:34 AM
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31. What a Bunch of Crap
Unbelievable. This guy is dumber than McCain. Someone needs to remind the guards at the Pentagon that his DoD badge expires with the Bush administration on January 20, 2009. No more wandering alone on the e-ring or hawking his books in the concourse. Obama needs to keep this kind of poison out of the building. And how about Sean. He never lets an opportunity pass where he can show his "love" of his favorite Mr. Speaker -- second only to his love of his ratings for his hate radio/TV broadcasts. Sickening.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:35 AM
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33. And we thought Newt was a wacko when he was in Congress!
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pjt7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 11:00 AM
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34. Honestly, I've seen Newt speak crazier
The world will get a lot more interesting if Israel attacks Iran. I wouldn't want to be living in Israel for some of the retaliation.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:52 PM
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35. "Interesting" isn't exactly the word I would have picked, but it is certainly correct.
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jetphixer Donating Member (126 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:40 PM
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36. HUH?
This guy goes over almost as great as a turd in the punch bowl!! Is he also one of the gof balls who is waiting 4 the big war so ole JC can swoop in an rapture him up to the space ship Kill off all the poor jews than the 144 come back to jesus land? Now that one realy makes sense to me. What happens to all the others are they the fuel 4 the antimatter engines? Or are they evening meal for the 144? i never had that part splained 2 me.
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:39 PM
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37. And you, asshole, should STFU.
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 03:01 PM
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38. This fascist turd is looking to reposition himself
as the savior of the Republican Party. Newt, we've been down your road before, and this is how we've ended up. Crawl into a hole somewhere and try and live the rest of your life in peace and die like a man, if that's even possible.
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