Gingrich to Obama on Benghazi Fallout: ‘Get over It’

Sunday, 21 Oct 2012 12:21 PM

By Amy Woods

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Sunday described the difference between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney on foreign policy as “self deception” versus “realism.”

“He [Romney] is a man who understands the larger world,” Gingrich said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “If you look at the whole Obama approach in the Middle East, it’s all falling apart.”

Gingrich said fallout after the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya points to Obama’s ineffective policies.

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“If we can’t figure out what went on in a relatively open city in a country we had helped liberate, why do we think we know what’s going on with the Iranian nuclear program?” Gingrich asked.

Reports surfaced Sunday the White House and Iran have agreed to one-on-one negotiations about Iran’s nuclear capacity.

Gingrich excoriated Obama for taking offense at accusations that his administration is playing politics in response to the deaths of an ambassador and three other government employees in Benghazi.

“It is offensive for the president of the United States to pretend that being asked a serious question about a serious topic in a presidential campaign is some personality game,” he said.

“The Obama administration failed to protect the consulate, failed to respond to requests, rejected demands that they get help. The ambassador was personally worried about not only his own life, but about violence, and the Obama administration did nothing, and if that offends the president, then that’s his problem, and he ought to get over it.”

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