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February 24th, 2012
08:27 PM ET

Newt Gingrich on apologies following Quran burnings in Afghanistan: "Our troops get killed, nobody apologizes"

This evening on "Piers Morgan Tonight", GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich joins the program for an honest and engaging interview on topics ranging from foreign affairs to energy policy.

On the heels of the recently reported Quran burnings in Afghanistan, the former House Speaker shares his candid opinions on the apologies issued first by President Obama, and then by General John R. Allen.

"Look around the region. Churches get burned in Nigeria. Does anyone apologize? Churches get burned in Egypt. Does anyone get apologized?" asks Gingrich. "There is a one-sided traffic in outrage which we tolerate and frankly we help enable."

Talking with Piers Morgan from Seattle, Washington, Gingrich continues to denounce America's recent apologetic reactions:

"What I do know is that we have this one-sided game, where our troops get killed, nobody apologizes. And now we're supposed to be the one's on defense," says Gingrich. "I think that this is a two-way street and we ought to assess deeply exactly what we think is going on."

Tune in tonight at 9pm ET/PT as Gingrich offers his views on energy policy, and explains why Barack Obama is a "left-wing radical" with opinions straight out of a "Saturday Night Live" sketch.

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  1. Chris J

    Mr. Gingrich is absolutely right on this point.

    February 24, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • abdullah

      no he is not he is a liar . so if you want to apology do you consider it as if you did nothing. we do not accept your aplology you killers.

      February 26, 2012 at 7:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
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        May 20, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jenny

      Piers; at least let your guests finish. Your interview of Ron Paul was cheap, mean, and beneath your audience. Asking a question prior to the completion of an answer to the previous question is a vicious interview technique, and the main reason the brightest people in this country will not run for president. Thanks for your contribution to the political process.

      February 27, 2012 at 12:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Janine

      Will US apologise for invading a nation killing hundreds of thousands of civilians to hunt out a foriegn terrorist group, or will US apologise to the families in Felujah who's children are being born with severe deformities from the effects of American weaponry, or to the five million orphans, Will Obama apologise for the drone attacks that have killed innocents in Pakistan. Will the US apologise for supplying dime weapons to Israel to use on Gaza's population where children are being born deformed. Will US apologise for great rendition. I just don't understand the mentality that US have got you invade nations kill their civilians and are shocked when people protest and burn US flag God knows how many Afghans suffer from severe trauma from US invasion let alone living under the Taliban(Who US now want to negotiate with) we know that US soldiers suffer trauma.

      March 10, 2012 at 3:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Diane

    Newt has the manhood to tell it like it is!

    February 24, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. David Refrost

    Newt does not know what the truth is. He is a pathological liar.

    February 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Johnj

      Well tell us David what is the truth in you universe?

      February 24, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ann

      Whoa, we have a Saint (david) in the house.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dee

      The only liar in this crowd is BHO. Newt tells it like it is. If he were president we might see some positive changes instead of broken promises to get elected by BHO.

      February 25, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steven Carson

      You have Gingrich mixed up with Obama and the left leaning liberals. Everyone has told lies before in their life but some don't know the difference.

      February 26, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Sue

    Newt is schooling Piers Morgan.

    February 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • John

      Newt's 1.75 million bpd from three North American sources would not be enough to lower the crude price to get to $2.50 per gallon gas. According to the 2010 CIA report, the top 10 oil producers ship 53 million barrels per day and there are 50 other countries on the list. Adding 1.75 million barrels per day sounds nice but it would not change gas prices much.

      February 25, 2012 at 2:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • falling

        We do not have the refinaries to hand the oil we are drilling. Newt's plan would not only increase drilling it would build the refinaries needed for American's to use the oil we produce. Wouldn't it be nice if WE were not only producing our own oil, but refining it and then selling it to the world while still having enough to use ourselves? And at the same time, we would still be investing in renewable energy sources in a responsible manner! Throwing our money away through payouts to Obama donors, who are the owners of all these bankrupt solar energy companies, is NOT an effective energy plan!

        February 25, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  5. John

    Morgan is getting schooled by Newt.

    February 24, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Richard

    Gingrich is a MORON...can I get a wave of hands who thinks we can have $2.50 a gallon gas?

    February 24, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • John

      Richard, gas was 1.73/ gallon when his highness ascended to the throne.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • sue

      You may want to check the price of oil when Obama took office.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Diane

      If we bought our oil from Canada at $33 barrel and it does not need to be shipped at far what price to you think gas would be at............so who really is the Moron

      February 24, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • CAROL

      and your a bigger moron

      February 24, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • sue

        That's 'you're' not 'your'. But keep insulting other people's intelligence. Lol!

        February 24, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • Veronica

        The Rev. Al Sharpton and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein stunned the ciaeutdon world last June when they joined forces to reform the nation's public schools.They called their ambitious venture the Education Equality Project, and they vowed in a Washington press conference to lead a campaign to close the decades-old achievement gap between white and black students.What Klein and Sharpton never revealed is that the National Action Network, Sharpton's organization, immediately received a $500,000 donation for its involvement in the new effort.The huge infusion of cash equal to more than a year's payroll for Sharpton's entire organization was quietly provided by Plainfield Asset Management, a Connecticut-based hedge fund, where former Chancellor Harold Levy is a managing director.jgonzalez@nydailynews.com

        April 3, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • falling

      $2.50 a gallon may actually be on the high side! Gas dropped more than a dollar a gallon in six moneys when Bush just signed an executive order saying that he was opening more offshore drilling! The truth is that the presidency is not a job that can be run by the seat of your pants and promises to the public. Obama has no plan, has never had a plan and doesn't have the ability to get a plan put in place if he ever succeeded in developing one!

      February 25, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. evelyn lane

    I
    wish Piers would ask Newt if maybe we shouldn't apologize for all the little children our government has killed in Iraq. We have so much blood on our hands and it's asses like Newt and the crazies on the right that is making us so hated around the world. Where are the men of character and integrity in the Republican ranks? They are a sorry lot.

    February 24, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • sue

      I see CNN is trying to prop up their sagging rating by reserving the rest of the Newt interview for Monday.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • patty

        Ditto Sue!

        February 24, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Liz

    Tonight I'm listening to Piers Morgan interview of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. The discussion lead off with Mr. Gingrich being asked for his response on the Koran burnings by USA's military. Mr. Gingrich mentioned that USA has received no apologies from Afghanistan for the killing of 2 US soldiers, or no apologies from Muslims for church burnings in Nigeria, etc. However, it's interesting that Americans have forgotten about what's gone on in Kosovo since 1999 USA-NATO's bombings against Serbia in order to wrest away Serbia's province of Kosovo. Here's what's happened under the not-so watchful eye of USA-NATO: Hundreds of ancient Christian Orthodox holy places have been desecrated and destroyed by rampaging bands of Muslim extremists. Not a peep of protest from USA. Obviously, USA-NATO don't want the truth to out about the mess they've created at Europe's southern end. Yes, even in Europe, bad things have happened and continue to happen, but all of the bad stuff is happening because USA needed yet another huge military base (Camp Bondsteel). We hear how they had to intervene to stop ethnic cleansing of Albanian Muslims. Well, truth be told, today's Kosovo is 95% Albanian Muslim population. But, USA pretends that all is well there. Far from the truth. And, worse yet, there is a wall of silence about USA's culpability in turning that end of Europe over to extremists.

    February 24, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Patty W.

    Piers – you look so miserable having to speak to Mr. Gingrich. You either need a nap or a diaper change.

    February 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • JoN Vetec

      Come on really. Just flick the remote DAH

      February 24, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • patty

        Awwwwwww.....you need a diaper change too, Jo"N"?

        February 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • Brian

        what's a remote DAH?

        February 24, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nana

      Pierce takes his orders from Trump why ? its all about $$$

      Ron Paul is not only good for America he is right for America. Wake up we live in a global world... we need to be HONEST something that Newt has never know.

      February 27, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Carl

    Why is not o.k to bail out the auto industry (done by dems) and protect unions, but o.k. for republicans to bail out rich wall st. bankers?

    February 24, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Brian

    Newt would wipe Obama off the floor. Not just because he would win with his intellect but with his ideas of returning America back to it's glory days. American people watching their debates would be blown away by Newts way of creating an image that would resonate among all of us.

    February 24, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Patty

      Ditto Brian!

      February 24, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dee

      How I agree. I would pay money to see Newt wipe Obama up in a debate. I think our younger generation has been so brain washed and so pampered that all they see is gimme gimme. This is got to stop. Obama is going to ruin our country. Newt is smart, has good ideas that I have not heard any other candidate including BHO offer. We have had 3 years of HELL and BHO wants another 5. Please don't give him that chance. It is time to move on and leave him to his trips, golf and his wife's expensive, lavish life style.

      February 25, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. JoN Vetec

    What a joke Newt come on stop the President bashing How long was BUSH in Power and He handed over a country in Fantastic shape right. Republicans Niever say a word of the Bush years why not??I guess they are not proud of that President
    Obamah did not do all the damage.Remember those Clinton years of surplus come on Newt stop the bashing don't you have any of your own opinions .By the the way Algie eats carbon dioxide .Come on Newt you were a useless speaker and now you blew your chance at the leader of your party.Newt stop talking The bailout worked they payed the loans back what is wrong with that legal process what are you talking about. Nwet you should become a gas station attendent and pump that $2.50 a gallon and hotdogs are 24 cents See yah.
    Concerned Jon

    February 24, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • sue

      And how long has Obama been in power? It's time to stop blaming Bush. I am a conservative that was VERY critical of Bush and his out of control spending, no child left behind, immigration reform and a host of other issue. Just because libs NEVER criticize Obama does not mean that republicans did not criticize Bush.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Diane

      Please keep in mind that the last few years of the Bush Presidency, democrats controlled congress...Obama was in congress then also. So if Obama now blames a lot of issues on Congress, then maybe everything was not Bush's fault after all......just saying

      February 25, 2012 at 6:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Carole

    I have always loved Newt. He is the only hope this country has. Everything and everybody that are screwing up our country hate Newt, they are scared to death of him. They know with him at the helm, he will turn this ship around and they will lose their power. Mitt is a dull boy with no spark. Santorum is too wet behind the ears, all he’s ever done is ride into Washington on Newt’s coat tails back in ‘94. If Newt isn’t nominated what a sad loss for this once great nation.

    February 24, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • CAROL

      DITTO CAROLE

      February 24, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Carolyn

        Double dittos

        February 27, 2012 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
      • Hanaa

        The "change" the American people want is a clpomete withdrawl from Iraq and the Middle East, government mandated health care, and the type of well fare state that Western Europe has had for some time. It is only when they realize that such a well fare state system will not work, as the French have, that they will be willing to accept a more conservative philosphy. As far as the Global War on Terror goes, I think the best approach for us is to remover all troops and bases from the Middle East as soon as possible. In other words, the troops and equipment come out as fast as they went in. Then these troops and this equipment is used to secure our borders. After we have withdrawn from the Middle East, we STAY OUT OF ISRAEL'S WAY and allow them to eliminate the Arab terrorist problem. This policy depends on Israel being able to eliminate the terrorist problem without our help. Frankly it is the only policy to fight Islamic Extremism that we can implement right now that has any chance of succeeding.

        April 4, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Richard

    Yes Sue. Next you will tell us that rich people should get a break on taxes and middle class and poor should pay their fair share...LOL

    February 24, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • sue

      Actually Richard, everyone should pay their fair share. Enough of the class warfare. No one is buying it.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Richard

        Yes Sue. When do the wealthy start paying their fair share? Name another call of people who aren't? I am sure you are saying the poor...how sad!

        February 24, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • sue

        Class warfare. Our family of 5 makes about $40,000 a year. I don't want anyone's money but my own. Why do you Richard?

        February 24, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      Why Richard would you so easily something like that so hastily? Either you dont understand Conservatives or you are just re-playing the lines that have brain washed you over the years. Conservatives would like us, as a Country, to live within our means. Which means that helping others via taxes is fine in Moderation but that is not the case at this moment nor was it the case the last 10 years. We have overspent and now it's time to pull back. Maybe it's your belief that our leaders in Washington should be the ones to take our money and turn a profit playing sim city with our skin. It's my belief that times like this, us the people need to feel good again and the best way for that is to the have the government step back and stop strangling us and let us feel the sense of Achievement. Such a feeling can not be given but earned. Once you have that then we can move forward and spending by our leaders can slowly increase but until then you have the feeling of being owned, or being a child with so many rules. I am an adult male, I dont need babysit.
      take care

      February 24, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Ann

    Newt was awesome. He is the leader we need at this crossroads. The other candidates are copying Newt's ideas each day; talking points candidates. It is nice to be told the truth. Thanks, Mr. Speaker. We are pulling for you, keep fighting.

    February 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • CAROL

      AWESOME REPLY ANN, I AGREE

      February 24, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Carl

    Funny, Newt's plan for energy independence requires: 1) "dirty oil" (and being Canadian I use that term sarcastically) from Canada 2) Opening up the gulf (still cleaning up) and 3) drill up Alaska. Easy to coach from the cheap seats.

    February 24, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Cath Oewis

    Richard, I am raising my hand! It was 1.89 when Obama took office. Newt is not only the smartest man in the room, he is the smartest candidate running. I like Piers Morgan, but he doesn't stand a chance against Newt. The reason Newt is so quick to respond over and over is because he tells the truth and is personally invested in his country. The others pause to make sure they say what they think people want to hear.

    February 24, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. am53

    newt is right
    obama is a l i a r

    February 24, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Shirley

    Our country needs Newt...I realy dont understand why he is doing so poorly in the polls. Rick S. is a social conservative but not a fiscal conservative.. Romney is not conservative at all.. Newts record as speaker proves he is fiscaly conservative .. Isn't anyone listening to him. I think Rick is a decent man, but that is not enough to run this country.

    February 24, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • patty

      Shirley, I totally agree with everything you said...and also don't understand why he's doing so poorly. It's really so strange that it almost makes a person wonder if there's really more going on here. I mean, Newt would be the LAST person that the libs would want Obama to have to run against. He's Obama's worst nightmare! Kind of sad that in our great country that we even have to consider the thought that there might be something "sinister" going on here!

      February 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Brian

      Shirley I agree with you for the most part. I really like Rick but he doesnt come off Presidential at all. I dont believe he is a social conservative at all. Not in the true sense anyway. Yes his beliefs are strong in the area of religion but I believe he would use his power to push policies and law on us in regards to his strong beliefs. I believe in peoples right in expressing their religion but dont belief that gives one the right to impose their beliefs on others with power. Which is my main criticism of Obama.
      Mitt looks very Presidential and would fair ok debating Obama. Yes I do believe the country would be better in the short run with a Mitt win but I dont think he would set a good agenda to move the country in the right direction for the long run.

      February 24, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Brian

    There has to be atleast one person smart enough on this blog to state the case that Socialism is better than what we've had. Things havnt been perfect in this Country, I agree but what would you expect with the small doses of Marxism that our country has been injected with over the last 110 years.

    February 24, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • sue

      Brian not sure what you mean. Socialism is the pavement on the road to Marxism.

      February 24, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Kerry

    I am not a Newt fan but have to agree, Muslims show no respect yet demand we respect them. You don't see people going nuts here because they burn our flag. Because that would be insane, just like them. When they shoot our troops down time to fight back, not apologize. They are not worthy. Look how they react to it anyway. Not in a normal civilized fashion that any westerner could understand. No, they go crazier. Mass insanity rules in those Muslim countries. They are out of control. We need to distance ourselves from them.

    February 24, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. beth

    SHAME SHAME SHAME on Newt Gingrich for using this as an opportunity for self promotion at the expense of the safety of our troops!

    The President sent a letter in an attempt to defuse a very unfortunate situation. Meanwhile Gingrich is playing right into the hands of the Taliban with inflammatory rhetoric.

    Gingrich is only helping himself as he leaves our soldiers in more danger. What a cowardly jerk.

    February 25, 2012 at 12:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Texas Country Boy

      Newt is no jerk. Mealy-mouthed people like you are the jerks.

      February 25, 2012 at 1:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • falling

      The apology that Obama gave for the burning of these Koran's, which had been defiled by prisons when they wrote secret messages in their own Koran's in an attempt to pass intel among themselves, has re-inforced the idea that these idiots are RIGHT! They now believe that the president of America AGREES with them!!!! It is being used as a recruitment tool and as an incitement to the rioters! Obama has no clue what he is doing and all you have to do is look at the world today...it is on fire because everyone knows that Obama is weak and can be ignored.

      February 25, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Janine

        Thats the angle they have given after the fact and since this incident was discovered. Not neccesaritly true.

        March 10, 2012 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
  23. Vlad

    And you, Piers, call yourself a reporter? For God's sake, I (I'm NOT a reporter) could have made Gingrich answer to ALL my questions one way or another, but let him conduct the show was deplorable - and an insult to my intelligence.

    February 25, 2012 at 12:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Texas Country Boy

      It might have been an insult to your intelligence, but, it demonstrated the height of Newt's intelligence. Suck it up.

      February 25, 2012 at 1:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bill Berkley

      You thought PIERS was a reporter or journalist? LoL Based on what? Experience? In the entertainment industry? He's a paid, talking mouth-piece for a news channel that has a clearly defined objective and goal. They're owned and paid for by the democrat party.

      February 26, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Steven Carson

        Exactly my friend. He needs a teleprompter just like the great apologizer Obama.

        February 26, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Jimmy Freed

    Check out this hilarious Newt Gingrich campaign ad: http://tinyurl.com/7ukrxc2

    February 25, 2012 at 2:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Pete

    Newt have no clue. He try to be a politician! But dude gotta think American lives are at stake. The Geneva Convention is only observed by a very few countries but we got to let the arrogance go. We have american troops getting killed oops you dont care because your family members are protected by the troops!

    February 25, 2012 at 3:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steven Carson

      Me no understand u not speaky english.

      February 26, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • monica

        Ron Paul is not a viable tiopon in my opinion because I find his foreign policy harmful to this country. Now, I do enjoy a number of his other positions, but all those turn irrelevant if we become too weak on defense. Furthermore, I think he'll be the next candidate to drop out he will finish last in South Carolina. Lastly, I wanted to poll the other three candidates to get an idea who would to best just out of those three.

        April 4, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • April

      Anything you have Anything you have to Subsidized either Gas, Coal, Nuclear, or Ethanol is a Tax.The Irony of this siovercatonn is I get TAX constantly by Ethanol.Ethanol:SubsidizedLess efficient then gasMore damage on your carTakes away from food production : which drives the cost of all other foods and animal feed. Hench I am charged twice.The farmers can get a profit at the same time not paying back the subsidized portion.Feds hinder gas drillingMost Important takes more energy than you get back.

      April 2, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Sue

    When are you going to interview someone else besides Newt? If you haven't been told there are 4 other people running for President... Incase you need the named they are President Obama, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul.. I am to the point I don't follow you and CNN to much because you guys are getting more and more partial.

    February 25, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. rstout

    A couple of churches have been burned in the past year in Nigeria and Egypt, yes, but several mosques have been burned in the United States. if Gingrich thinks there should an apology for those church burnings, then is Gingrich going to apologize for the mosque burnings in the US?

    February 25, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steven Carson

      There have been much more than just a few churches burned in both countries. Yes some mosques have been damaged to but what you fail to mention is all of the Christians that have been killed by those peaceful loving Islamists. You know the ones that like to kill their own children. I don't see Christians going out and killin Islamists and Muslims just because of their religion. You need to lay off the mind altering drugs and get your head out of the clouds.

      February 26, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  28. rose macaskie.

    When we sitting in a group, say of christians or on the christian press find ways to criticise islam or judaism without talking of the strong points in these religions, we are blackening them. It is one thing to criticise something among those who know its strong points so that any criticism of the group or people forms part of the knowledge we have of them rather than beign the only thing we know of them because we know the good things about them, though it seems people can easlily be wavered to forget the good things they know and only capture the bad so it is even easy to do blacken people amoung their friends and another to talk of people amoung those who dont know them. If you talk of a group amoung those who dont know them, then you cant just hand out your criticisms of them, you have to explain their whole nature, so that any criticism can be put into place, so laughing at Mohamed in a christian paper to people who know nearly no good of him is not fair criticism, it is blackening but to burn Korans when it seems as if some cunning person engineered that they should get burnt in order to discredit the trooops, is a different situation, and among a people, who as Gignrich says are always expressing themselves by burning other people prized images, is only joining in the local games, the American got used, somone trapped them into doing something that was not good for their popularity, mind you when you occupy other countries it is hard to maintain their good opinion. rose macaskie madrid.

    February 25, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Janine

      I don't think many know that Muslims are followers of the same faith as Christians they believe and follow the testaments they believe that Mary had an immaculate birth and that mohammed spoke of the Messiah and called him isa in translation his name is Jesus. the trouble with religion is that culture has become mixed in all faiths with religion. You see burning the koran is like burning the torah or the Bible.

      March 10, 2012 at 5:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Bill Berkley

    "sketch right out of Saturday Night Live"? WHoa. Now THAT'S journalism. Is THIS what media has become? Talk about one-sided opinion. No wonder CNN is losing the news game.

    February 26, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Jill Dosh

    No comments on the Ron Paul interview. It was more like an Interrogation. You hammered the man six ways to Sunday, asking the same question worded differently. You were so hateful to Doctor Paul I had to turn you off. You just yammer on for a living, while DR Paul actually saves lives. I won't be watching you again, you sad little man.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • HotBaird

      I do not believe these stat's, I have seen other polls oinwhsg just the oppositeAlso, once again .. you are discussing legal immigration with ILLEGAL immigration.Common ploy of those who support illegal immigration.Apparently the GOP is either not listening to the majority of Americans with regardsto illegal immigration or did not learn their lesson in 2008.Either way I cannot support Newt

      April 3, 2012 at 7:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Thinker

    Yes. The Afghan's must apologize to Newt for the killing of two soldiers of an army that has 'invaded' their country (tongue in cheek).

    February 28, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Janine

    Ron Paul is the only candidate with any common sense. He want's to stop these wars bring back troops there are over a quarter of a million American troops in over 220 bases around the world how about defending US territory. Thay are just about to open another base in Italy, how much is that costing tax payers? How many foriegn bases on US soil? big fat zero. Trade not war makes far more sense after all US trades with the most brutal ragime Saudi-Arabia surely they could trade with others. US would then have more industry Oh the weapons industry have never had it better. while money is being used on armies weapons invasions US schools are closing, whole towns are putting up the closed signs. I am astonished that US and It's Allies can always find money for war yet not for jobs. how many people have good ideas would love to set up buisiness but can't because their government won't invest in them.

    March 10, 2012 at 4:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Azraf

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