Ol’ Newt is at it again with another great soundbite. This one comes to us from a business luncheon. He tasks the Afghan people with learning “how to live your own miserable lives.” Responding to questions about violence in Afghanistan, Gringrich seemingly threw up his hands and made clear his policy.
My problem here is with his arrogance and his ignorance. What kind of statement is that? How can our presidential candidate, the man running for leader of the free world, view an entire nation with such disdain? This is not a point of view America, or anyone, should maintain. People ask the old, stupid question — “why do they hate us?” It’s an unanswerable question for several reasons, but that’s besides the point. The point is that quotes and views like these don’t help.
His advice: “You know, you’re going to have to figure out how to live your own miserable life… Because you clearly don’t want to learn from me how to be unmiserable.”
Source: Wall Street Journal