Yesterday on the opening day of the AIPAC convention Newt Gingrich brilliantly laid out the case of what is wrong with American foreign policy. He spares no punches against either the Obama administration, or the Bush one for that matter. Gingrich goes way beyond what he said in the Jpost interview on Sunday:

In 1909, virtually nobody in England would have believed the British Empire was about to disintegrate and the world would never recover from the shattering cost of WW I.

In 1939, decent people were trying desperately to avoid the reality of Adolph Hitler. Winston Churchill said WW II was the unnecessary war; it could have been avoided if any of the European democracies had the courage to confront Hitler earlier.

In 1979, the Soviet Empire was on the march, everyone wanted detente. Along came one person, Ronald Reagan. A reporter asked him his vision of the end of the Cold War. He said: “we win, they lose.”

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Reagan understood something very profound. In concert with Pope John Paul II and Margaret Thatcher, he brought to bear pressures which in eleven years caused the Soviet Union to disappear.

We now are facing decisions which in the future will have our children recognizing whether we today were in 1939 or in 1979.

If we have the courage to confront the truth, we will be surprised by the speed with which our enemies collapse.

The first key to the Reagan strategy was recognizing confronting evil head on was the single most powerful step that could be taken. That would mean suspending Iran’s right to vote in the United Nations as long as its president called for the destruction of Israel.

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