Newt Gingrich released the following statement about President Obama’s apology to Afghanistan:

Newt Gingrich released the following statement about President Obama’s apology to Afghanistan:

It is an outrage that President Obama is the one apologizing to Afghan President Karzai on the same day two American troops were murdered and four others injured by an Afghan soldier. It is Hamid Karzai who owes the American people an apology, not the other way around. This destructive double standard whereby the United States and its democratic allies refuse to hold accountable leaders who tolerate systematic violence and oppression in their borders must come to an end.

The Republican candidates (except Ron Paul) like to play the Nationalism Card, and Newt has made a specialty of portraying President Obama as weak, obsequious, and perennially apologizing for the United States. There is a certain sort of American who never thinks his country ought to apologize, and Gingrich is after his vote.