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March 3rd, 2014
09:14 PM ET

Gingrich: Putin's a stone cold killer

Newt Gingrich's Outrage of the Day is that people are surprised President Putin is acting like a "stone cold killer."

Gingrich: Obama's weak foreign policy is the real problem
Sally Kohn and Newt Gingrich debate Obama's foreign policy on Russia with Larry Korb and Danielle Pletka.

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  1. McShannon

    Never before in history have citizens of the world been more informed than presently. The internet has provided us with the opinions of Republicans, Democrats and others alike for us to mull and decipher. Newt Gingrich obviously is still dwelling in a past era when gullible masses would hang on every word spoken by a self appointed ego driven could have been.

    March 13, 2014 at 8:44 am | Reply
  2. McShannon

    Putin is what he is, foolish men call out names and picture themselves as leaders for doing so. Yet nothing can be accomplished by alienating Putin completely with statements posturing the USA as the only good guys and Putin as the evil one. The world is a stage and players need and must be civil to conclude each act with dignified lines leading to dialogue in tones that compliment each countries role in world affairs

    March 12, 2014 at 1:43 pm | Reply
  3. BOB

    Well if Putin is a stone cold killer for invading a sovereign nation to protect it's people, Russians. Then what do you call Bush for invading a sovereign nation Iraq, causing the deaths of over 100,000 innocent women and children, for nothing.

    March 7, 2014 at 4:28 pm | Reply
    • jamesc

      Bob, that's entirely different. Everyone knows we had to go to war with Iraq when the decapitation strike failed because "they hate our freedoms". And even though funding for the search for WMD has been reduced to two guys with a Radio Shack metal detector and a wheelbarrow I'm certain they will eventually find them somewhere north, south, east or west of Bagdad. Eventually.

      March 8, 2014 at 11:20 pm | Reply
  4. RTB

    Does any one really care what Gingrich has to say? Why is this jerk on the program anyway? It turns me away from watching.

    March 6, 2014 at 5:45 pm | Reply
    • Larry

      This "guy" has done more good for this country than all the other three combined by a long shot. You may not like Gingrich and that's fine, yet no one, not even PBS's Frontline can deny the fact that Gingrich's "Contract with America" was the hammer that finally made Clinton give in to tax cuts and spending cuts. People love to speak of the surpluses Clinton gave us, but they were not his doing. It was Gingrich going in and doing what he was supposed to do- represent the people. This is NOT the norm on Capital Hill. He went against the Washington establishment and was demonized by the media and other legislators. because of this, and NOT the actual outcome that people, like you, vilify him for his politics. Read some history before passing judgment. Besides, no one watches CNN anymore because it is so liberal. With buffoons like Ms. Kohn and Mr. Jones, no one takes them seriously.

      March 7, 2014 at 2:21 pm | Reply
  5. Nino

    we invade Iraq under false pretense, how can we tell others not to do what we do!?!?!? Hypocrisy!

    March 6, 2014 at 4:59 pm | Reply
    • Larry

      Really? "False pretenses"? Who invaded Kuwait? Who invaded Iran? Who brutalized his people? We know that Iraq had WMD's and many were destroyed publically early on. It was only when Iraq refused to allow more inspections did the U.S. and the coalition partners get suspicious. When you are dealing with a regime as brutal and capable as Saddam's, you err on the side of caution/suspicion. Had Saddam simply opened all facilities AND followed the terms of the surrender, then the U.S. would have had no "excuse" to invade. He didn't. Period. He evaded and moved weapons around. Is it possible the intelligence was not perfect? Yes. We still do not know the truth. this past year much speculation has been resin about the chemical weapons Syria has stockpiled. There is concerns that these weapons were snuck out of Iraq. There were so many reasons NOT to trust Iraq AND Saddam did start all of these conflicts. To question WMD is miniscule when looking at the overall evidence against him and his regime. You people love to find any reason to bash Bush when there are so many real valid reasons to critique and fault or current President. Bush is just an excuse to mask Obama's incompetency.

      March 7, 2014 at 2:30 pm | Reply
      • jamesc

        Baghdad, Iraq – While the US military has formally ended its occupation of Iraq, some of the largest western oil companies, ExxonMobil, BP and Shell, remain.

        On November 27, 38 months after Royal Dutch Shell announced its pursuit of a massive gas deal in southern Iraq, the oil giant had its contract signed for a $17bn flared gas deal.

        Three days later, the US-based energy firm Emerson submitted a bid for a contract to operate at Iraq's giant Zubair oil field, which reportedly holds some eight million barrels of oil.

        Earlier this year, Emerson was awarded a contract to provide crude oil metering systems and other technology for a new oil terminal in Basra, currently under construction in the Persian Gulf, and the company is installing control systems in the power stations in Hilla and Kerbala.

        Iraq's supergiant Rumaila oil field is already being developed by BP, and the other supergiant reserve, Majnoon oil field, is being developed by Royal Dutch Shell. Both fields are in southern Iraq.

        According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), Iraq's oil reserves of 112 billion barrels ranks second in the world, only behind Saudi Arabia. The EIA also estimates that up to 90 per cent of the country remains unexplored, due to decades of US-led wars and economic sanctions.

        "Prior to the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq, US and other western oil companies were all but completely shut out of Iraq's oil market," oil industry analyst Antonia Juhasz told Al Jazeera. "But thanks to the invasion and occupation, the companies are now back inside Iraq and producing oil there for the first time since being forced out of the country in 1973."

        http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2011/12/2011122813134071641.html

        March 15, 2014 at 11:49 pm |
  6. angus

    It smells a lot like 1914..when Russia decided to "protect" their Slavic brothers in Serbia....and look where that got us! Considering that we have the second coming of Jimmy Carter in the White House, I expect Obama to boycott all Russian caviar imports..THAT'LL SHOW'EM!!

    March 5, 2014 at 3:15 pm | Reply
  7. Yuck

    "United snakes of amerika for witches stands."

    March 5, 2014 at 1:50 am | Reply
    • glennsheperis

      mankind we are murderers from the beginning. god looked down to see if anyone was good and he found no one, no not one. this business of blame is rather shallow and meant to manipulate. power trumps mans laws and favor trumps fairness. war is a form of genocide more or less hence we need to be saved from ourselves

      March 18, 2014 at 9:12 pm | Reply
  8. Yuck

    a true muslim,christian,Jew or any other religion except( SATANISM) doesnt slander,lie,kill or makes false accusations towards their neighbors or other people.now what party are accusing,and slandering?what party are committing acts of war towards innocent people?look at what happend in Iraq?now who lied to the American people about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction?bush and the republican party.and however denies this are lying.i still can't believe bush is running around free and talking,he should be put in prison along with the rest of the republican party for acts of war against innocent people.

    March 5, 2014 at 1:44 am | Reply
  9. Corey

    Obama is getting played on the national stage every which way he turns. Its pure amatuer hour in the White House.... First Syria, then Snowden, then Iran and now on Ukraine...... Obama had to set the record for the most foreign policy mistakes in our nations history.

    March 4, 2014 at 12:22 pm | Reply
  10. Smitty

    After 5 yrs Of Obumbles, the Obammy brown nosers are still talking Bush. Obammy has made Bush look good !!! Another day, another major screw up by Obammy admin. He was right about one thing. He is more flexible after the election, he gets bent over daily. Congrats once again mr pres for winning BIGGEST LIAR OF THE YEAR !!

    March 4, 2014 at 10:25 am | Reply
  11. countingdown

    Ouch! Did you feel that? Ow! That hurt! Darn! There it is again. Putin slapping America in the face!

    March 4, 2014 at 8:29 am | Reply
  12. june fitzgerald

    What caused the riots in Kyiv that destroyed the city, people, and presidency? The democratically elected president Viktor Y accepted $2 billion of a $15 billion bailout from Putin. Mean old Russian preventing Ukrainian bankruptcy!. But somehow the protestors thought they were going to be fancy, rich Europeans instead, based on their current leader's negotiations with the EU. But did they read the fine print on Arseniy Yaysenuk's "open Ukraine" foundation website about privitizing Ukrainian cities? I believe that means selling Ukrainian land to foreigners who can move in and take over, similar to "invading a soveirgn state" . Are you sure all of the protestors who still won't leave, and don't plan to until "May elections" per one report, even have a real home in Ukraine?

    March 4, 2014 at 3:48 am | Reply
  13. Bubba

    If Putin is such a "killer", then why does the GOP spend more resources on attacking and weakening Obama, than attacking and weakening Putin???

    March 3, 2014 at 10:20 pm | Reply
    • hellsyeahs

      They need a "tough" leader. Sheep are like that.

      March 3, 2014 at 11:37 pm | Reply
      • countingdown

        Obama just got kicked in the nuts by Putin, so much for your tough leader comment!

        March 5, 2014 at 9:24 am |
    • matt

      well first off putin is not running for election here is the States. and second how much did the Obama campaign spend on attack ads during 2012. Romney painted Obama as a good guy but not best for our country Obama painted Romney as the worst person that ever lived.

      March 4, 2014 at 7:39 am | Reply
  14. 2_indy1600

    If the Russians control Crimea, they can certainly keep the #3 grain country in the world from helping feed the Syrian refugees across the Lake in Turkey, or they can help. Aren't we missing the obvious here?

    March 3, 2014 at 9:46 pm | Reply
  15. Don

    Obama, and the "clowns" in his administration have no foreign policy!

    March 3, 2014 at 9:38 pm | Reply
    • hellsyeahs

      What is your foreign policy?

      March 3, 2014 at 11:37 pm | Reply
      • Smitty

        Its clear you have a Bammy fixation, got to suck being you!!!!

        March 4, 2014 at 10:27 am |
      • countingdown

        What is your foreign policy?

        March 4, 2014 at 11:24 am |
    • Nino

      GOP foreign policy = lets kill them!!!

      March 6, 2014 at 5:01 pm | Reply
      • Larry

        Nino's mentality?

        republicans/conservatives- bad
        democrats/liberals good.

        Say bad things about conservatives – good
        say good things about liberals – good.

        OK Nino, it's time to go back and study for your degree in the History of Art. Yes, it's almost 4:00 and happy hour begins soon. Being an "intellectual" you will surely return "home" this evening and catch some news on The John Stewart Show" from a guy who runs away from even his real last name. Oh wait, don't forget the Colbert Report. Yep, brush up on all that good news tonight Einstein.

        March 7, 2014 at 2:42 pm |
  16. Google The Bush Family

    Not anymore so than the Bush Family.

    March 3, 2014 at 9:34 pm | Reply

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