Potential '12 candidate criticizes Obama for not being more forceful, then does an about-face
By PHILIP ELLIOTT
The Associated Press
updated 3/24/2011 8:16:37 AM ET 2011-03-24T12:16:37
WASHINGTON — Likely Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has met his first debate opponent of the 2012 campaign season: himself.
The former House speaker was quick to criticize President Barack Obama two weeks ago for not being more forceful in leading an international campaign to destroy Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's air defenses and save rebels from impending defeat. Gingrich said the United States should tell Gadhafi "that slaughtering your own citizens is unacceptable and that we're intervening."
On Wednesday, he did an about-face.
"I would not have intervened," he said in an interview with NBC News in the morning. "I think there were a lot of other ways to affect Gadhafi. I think there are a lot of other allies in the region that we could have worked with. I would not have used American and European forces."
Talk about waffling--- he is as bad as McCain