GOP presidential presumptive Newt Gingrich unleashed on President Barack Obama’s Libya policy this morning in an interview with Matt Lauer on NBC’s “Today.
Money quote: “If Gadhafi does not leave power, it will be a defeat for the United States, it will lengthen our engagement, it will increase our costs – notice, by the way, at least according this morning’s papers, the White House refuses to even tell Congress whether they’re going to ask for a supplemental to pay for the war.”
Here’s the Associated Press version of Gingrich’s comments:
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is questioning President Barack Obama’s intervention in Libya, calling it a “badly run” operation without a clear goal.
The Georgia Republican tells NBC’s “Today” show he believes Obama painted the United States into a corner with his decision to authorize air strikes to establish a no-fly zone and dismantle Moammar Gadhafi’s air defenses. Gingrich says that Obama is relying on a standard of