His statement on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” came as news broke this morning of a U.S. soldier opening fire and killing at least 16 Afghan civilians, including women and children, in Kandahar province.
In response to a question by host Bob Schieffer on whether it was time for the U.S. to get out of Afghanistan, the former House Speaker said, “I think it is.
“We have to reassess the entire region,” Gingrich said. “We need to understand that our being in the middle of countries like Afghanistan is probably counterproductive.”
In 2011, President Obama began the withdrawal of U.S. troops, reducing the number from 100,000 to 68,000 by this fall, with more to be withdrawn in 2013.
Is Newt merely posturing, or is his stance sincere? And do you agree with the sentiment?