Former Speaker of the House and Republican candidate for President Newt Gingrich has his head so far up the Apartheid State of Israel’s behind that he is violating all his rhetoric about American values by declaring that, “I am prepared to say my bias is towards clemency” for the infamous Israeli spy Jonathon Pollard.
By advocating clemency to Pollard, Gingrich would reject the advice of countless leaders in the defense and intelligence fields. Only the right wing of the pro-Israeli apartheid supporters desire for Pollard to be released and deported to the Apartheid State of Israel.
Rejecting Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s call for Israeli and Palestinian leaders to “get to the damn table,” Gingrichs stated, “How about saying to Hamas, give up violence and come to the table? How about saying to the PLO, recognize Israel and come to the table?” Did not the PLO recognize Israel in 1988? How far up is his head?
Gingrich further stated that "in a Gingrich administration, on the opening day, there will be an executive order about two hours after the inaugural address. We will send the Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as of that day." In all of the past administrations since Richard Nixon, no president has advocated the move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Gingrich, it seems, will do anything and everything to appease the right wing Jewish Americans.
There is a reason why succeeding administrations have refused to move the US Embassy from Tel Vive to Jerusalem—because it is not in the best interest of the US, yet Gingrich would rather grabble on his hands and knees to the pro-Israeli apartheid lobby than to promote a consistent US policy advocated by succeeding US presidents, both Democratic and Republican.
Gingrich also totes the Apartheid State of Israel’s policy on Iran. As reported in the Haaretz.com, Gingrich promised to fund "every dissident group" in Iran and to sabotage its oil supply. Such a policy will ultimately lead to a great increase in the price of a gallon of gas and would engage the world into another world war—something the hawkish Gingrich may relish. But of course, the Apartheid State of Israel will also welcome such a policy.
In the most outrageous statement made this week, Gingrich had the audacity to state that there are no Palestinian people, that they are Arabs. Gingrich echoed former Apartheid State of Israel Prime Minister Golda Meier statement that there are no Palestinians. There have been countless agreements signed with the Palestinians and Palestinian leaders have visited the White House for the past two decades, yet Gingrich wants to take the Middle East back to the 1970’s.
Gingrich, of course, is exploiting the Jewish-American money and votes, in that order. The Jewish community make up about 3% of the electorate, the highest percentage voter turnout of any ethnic group. But it is the Jewish money that Gingrich is mostly courting. The Washington Post summarized the Center for Responsive Politics' 1990–2006 data and concluded that "Pro-Israel interests have contributed $56.8 million in individual, group and soft money donations to federal candidates and party committees since 1990.”
Gingrich has proven that he will say anything and do everything to court the American-Jewish vote and money—even if it is not in the best interest of the United States. As such, this should disqualify him from becoming President.
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