Gingrich to Afghanistan: Live Your Own Miserable Life

'They've spent several thousand years hating foreigners,' says Newt
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2012 1:30 AM CST
Updated Feb 28, 2012 6:09 AM CST
Gingrich to Afghanistan: Live Your Own Miserable Life
Newt Gingrich gets angry at a campaign rally in Nashville.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(Newser) – That's harsh. After blasting President Obama for apologizing for the burning of Korans at Bagram, Newt Gingrich now has some advice for Afghanistan: "Live your own miserable life." It's past time for America to quit that nation, Gingrich groused. We’re "not going to fix Afghanistan. It’s not possible," Gingrich expounded on the stump in Tennessee, reports ABC News. "These are people who have spent several thousand years hating foreigners. There’s some problems where you have to say, ‘You know, you’re going to have to figure out how to live your own miserable life because you clearly don’t want to hear from me how to be unmiserable.'"

If you're still unclear about where he stands, Gingrich hammered President Hamid Karzai for "playing us for fools." Gingrich dodged Michigan campaigning and focused instead on Tennessee yesterday. A strong showing in the state on Super Tuesday is key to his continued participation in the race, notes Politico. (Read more Newt Gingrich stories.)

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