NYT: Newt Gingrich, the former Republican speaker of the House, has been highly critical of President Obama’s handling of Libya, accusing Mr. Obama of coddling a man who has been an enemy of the United States for decades.

“The idea that we’re confused about a man who has been an anti-American dictator since 1969 just tells you how inept this administration is,” Mr Gingrich, who is exploring a presidential bid, said in an interview with Fox News.

But an operative for a potential rival of Mr. Gingrich’s found an interesting tidbit. Back in 1979, as a representative from Georgia, Mr, Gingrich urged the federal government to allow the sale of a Lockheed airplane to Libya despite concerns that the parts could be used as spare parts for military aircraft.

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So, if Gaddafi has been an anti-American dictator since 1969 why was Gingrich happy to sell him spare parts for military aircraft 10 years in to his anti-American dictatorship? Just asking.

9 Responses to “curious”

  1. 1 LYNN
    March 12, 2011 at 2:36 pm


  2. 3 Sue in Minnesota
    March 12, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Americans seem numb to hypocrisy…..we tolerate daily doses of lies and hypocrisy from the likes of Newt and his fellow Republicans. Wisconsin is pushing back, the rest of America needs to get onboard. To whom much is given much is demanded! America we can demand better.

  3. 4 Hachikō
    March 12, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Wasn’t Newt in power in Congress during the last 42 years? Why didn’t he do something about him when he had the power and opportunity to do so?

  4. 5 Shirley
    March 12, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    It appears that Newt has done a “LOT” of under-handed stuff In his life. Newt, just tell me why would anyone elect you for President? Truly you are “UNFIT” Newt. You are not a positive example for anyone to follow. You have some nerve!!!!!!

  5. 6 RosesforObama
    March 12, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    It is just incredible how low some politicians will compromise themselves, by turning their policies around and around, in order to criticize President Barack Obama – but let them, the more President Obama will stand out in his supreme uniqueness.
    Thank You Chipsticks for bringing these hypocritical facts to my knowledge.
    Landslide for President Obama 2012!

  6. March 12, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I never seen so many losers want to run for President. Palin, Newt, Trump, Santorum, Daniels, Barbour. The all think they are better than President. I actually think American will vote for them over the President.

    • 8 hopefruit2
      March 12, 2011 at 7:21 pm

      Americans have soundly rejected Sarah Palin since 2008. None of these will beat President Obama unless there is some massive CHEATING going on.

  7. 9 lisa
    March 12, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Two words for Eye of Newt:’suck it.’…..Oh well, in for a penny, in for a pound:’get lost Newt, we don’t like you, and even if hell froze over, we wouldn’t need you.’

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