Newt Gingrich on The Ingraham Angle | August 20, 2021

Newt discusses the bigger picture regarding world powers following the events in Afghanistan and what the next move for the U.S. should be.


Newt Gingrich
The Ingraham Angle
August 20, 2021


I think first of all, you need to see Afghanistan as sort of a warning sign, not just focus on Afghanistan. We are drifting in what they call a crisis of crises across our entire system. Things don’t work. And what you just saw, they focus narrowly on the Pentagon and the intelligence community, you have in the secretary of defense in the chairman of the joint chiefs, two people who are focused on creating a woke military. We just learned that the greatest 21st century woke military can’t defeat a seventh century group of warriors who are willing to die for their cause. That should sober us and should make us think about China, Russia, Iran and other countries that are watching this whole process. Biden either has been kept deliberately ignorant or has such deep cognitive difficulties he just doesn’t get it we have reports for example that 23 members of the embassy wrote a letter of dissent, which is by the way in state department terms of very big deal. You’re putting your career on the line to sign a letter like that. They sent it to the secretary of state. We don’t know if the secretary of state even took it to Biden or not. We don’t know if Biden understood it or not. That letter, by people that our in Kabul said, this is going to be a disaster. The president’s press conference, he just kept I started to say he was lying, but the truth is I don’t know if that he knows what the facts are. It’s fair to charge somebody with significant cognitive problems with lying if he just doesn’t understand what’s going on around him.


I don’t think you have an administration right now. First of all it was Secretary Blinken’s job to make sure that the president understood how big of a deal 23 professionals risking they’re career to sign a letter like that a descending cable in the state department is a big deal, it happens very seldom, so either he didn’t do his job, or Biden just didn’t get it. I mean I can’t imagine him sitting there thinking why is Blinken telling me all this wrote weird stuff I have already made my mind up. The same thing happening with Millie and Austin how can they as professionals allow Bagram to be lost and keep the embassy. How can you possibly protect the embassy without Bagram?


First of all, we should remember Ronald Reagan’s observation that it wasn’t what liberals didn’t know that scared him, it was what they knew that wasn’t true. And so, what you have is groupthink. You have Austin the secretary of defense. You have Millie, the chairman of the joint chiefs, you have the president of the United States, the secretary of state, and apparently none of the four of them have a clue about real world. If that doesn’t scare you, listen the Chinese communist talking about Taiwan and Taiwan better realize that Joe Biden can’t possibly protect them. Or listening to the Europeans. The president today either lied to the country or as so totally uninformed that it’s scary. Our NATO allies are enraged for him to say oh, nobody is really angry with us. You have to wonder. What is he processing? That would allow him to think that he could be that directly dishonest with everyone in the world?

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