Newt Gingrich, Karl Rove Praise Obama's 'Courage'Submitted by Michael Nystrom on Wed, 12/02/2009 - 23:08
Need I say more? Divide and conquer.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is praising President Barack Obama for political courage on Afghanistan.
The Georgia Republican says Obama is doing what he thinks is right for the country by increasing the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan. But Gingrich predicts that Obama will have trouble pulling out troops in 2011, and that there will still be U.S. troops both in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2012.
Gingrich says Obama made a difficult decision that took considerable courage because it will split his supporters....
And Karl Rove says:
President Barack Obama's speech on Tuesday night deserves to be cheered. Over the objections of his vice president and despite opposition from his political base, the president is sending an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan to fight terrorists....