Newt defends Obama Doctine

Apparently there was another GOP debate last night. I missed it because Harry Potter and the Whatever was on and I was too lazy to reach for the remote.

During the debate Newt Gingrinch defended the Obama Doctrine of remote control assassination of anyone the POTUS decrees is an “enemy combatant.”

War without end, forever and ever. Amen

(h/t Legal Insurrection)

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22 Responses to Newt defends Obama Doctine

  1. DeniseVB says:

    I JUST posted this on the last thread….I didn’t have a clue til I saw this….there was a debate last night?

    National Journal/CBS, now there’s a nonpartisan team /sarc Sounds like Newt knew his audience.

    • Mary says:

      In calling the doctrine “not the rule of law,” was Scott Pelley calling Barak Obama unlawful?

      In criticizing Gingrich for saying same, was Jeralynn implying–without saying out loud, of course—that Obama’s choice was unlawful?

      Bet my last dollar that neither Pelley nor Jeralynn have the balls to attack Obama for same.

      • Mary says:

        I’m also wondering if Scott Pelley considers Obama’s choice a “high crime” warranting impeachment.

  2. myiq2xu says:

    One of the things that makes Newt so dangerous is he makes outrageous things (like the assassination of US citizens without due process) sound reasonable.

    • DandyTiger says:

      The other thing that’s scary is when someone has those same policies but pretends he doesn’t and has hordes of idiots and media (but I repeat myself) pretend along with him.

      Maybe Newt can hire 20K kids to follow him around and fake faint during speeches too.

      Maybe I’ll wake up and all this will have been just a bad dream.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Imagine the message it sends to terrorists of all nationalities ? Don’t Mess with the Newt !

      • myiq2xu says:

        Gag me with a spoon.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Oh dear, hopefully not with The Spoon 😉

          Newt’s not going to be the nominee as the Dems hope he is. They have warehouses full of mud to fling at him, people will be begging Obama to stay on for another 4 years.

          Not even as VP, that would make us miss JoeyB more!

  3. DandyTiger says:

    There was a debate? I was busy watching a heartbreaking college football game. Seriously, did Oregon have to beat them by that much? Bastards.

  4. yttik says:

    Newt is really gaining in favorability. I just can’t believe Republicans would even consider nominating him. He’s like the Republican boogeyman that the Dems really need. They can play tapes of his stance on social issues and his 83 ethics violations while he was speaker. They can spotlight his family values hypocrisy. By the time they’re finished people will have to vote for Obama just to save the country from the evil Newt.

    Yeah, Newt’s foreign policy stand is exactly like Obama’s, but of course in an election a fact like that will be lost on liberals.

  5. 1539days says:

    Calling Newt smart is like calling Obama smart. In Obama’s case.he’s demonstrably dumb. He just knows how to say what dumb people want to hear.

    I would say that Newt is capable of occasional genius. He is a great idea man. You do not want an idea man to run the country because he doesn’t know which ideas are good and which ones are crazy.

    As far as that stuff he said last night about “enemy combatants,” that was crap. John Walker Lindh was an enemy combatant and we would have been legally justified in putting a bullet in his head right there on the battlefield. Alawaki is only suspected of being an al-Quaeda mastermind. If I went overseas and started making anti-American videos, could I be assassinated? Let’s put it another way. Who would have supported a drone attack on the Dixie Chicks by G.W. Bush after what they said about him in a foreign country?

    • Mary says:

      The president of the United States reviewed a report by the investigative committee on Alwaki and made the decision that Alwaki was , indeed, an enemy combatant. He then authorized his assassination.

      The legal authorization for that decision was given to him by a secret memo from his own Judicial Department, according to Jay Carney.

      My point is not to support or vote for Gingrich.

      This is the BARAK OBAMA doctrine, period.

      • 1539days says:

        True. Enemy combatants under Bush were people captured on the battlefield. Under US law, if you are in the commission of a crime, you can be shot and killed without the due process given a suspect. What Obama did was assassinate an American citizen who was not engaged in a criminal act at the time of the hit and was not found guilty of any crime by any court in the land.

        • Mary says:

          Yes. So basically, as myiq’s title says clearly, Gingrich is just supporting the Obama doctrine.

          Why can’t Pelley or Jeralynn admit that?

  6. myiq2xu says:

    Did CBS intentionally squelch Bachmann in the debate?

    Have you ever had one of those “uh-oh” moments where you hit “reply all” on an e-mail without intending to? I have. And, apparently, so have the people at CBS News, and they have some explaining to do.

    The question at hand involves how many questions the candidates get during debates. There’s always plenty of grousing about that from the second and third tier candidates – Rick Santorum did it again last night in South Carolina – but Michele Bachmann now has a much more solid case to make in complaining on this score. It turns out that CBS inadvertently sent a memo to somebody on Bachmann’s staff which seems to indicate that they planned to keep her on the back bench.

    The media consider themselves the gatekeepers.

    Arrogant pricks, aren’t they?

  7. insanelysane says:

    They have been committing what Al Gore calls Assault on Reason.

    When did this happen? I seem to remember brutal truth in the reporting of VietNam and during Watergate. Then in the first Iraq war, I began to notice how scripted it all was. It continued the Clinton fake outrage over alleged stuff and then the whitewashing of Bush’s background and right on through the same with Obama.
    ( Was thAT RA@I$T?)
    Anyway, how did we get here?

  8. Dario says:

    The GOP candidates want to keep Gitmo too. So what’s the difference between the GOP and Obama? Why are the GOP candidates worse than Obama? I forget.

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