What Greg Weeks said here. Every word, especially this portion:
The assumption that the United States can and should decide the fate of other countries is deeply ingrained in our collective psyches. It also has led to some of the most disastrous policy decisions of the last century.
Newt Gingrich claims to be an historian, but his comments show an appalling lack of basic historical facts, not the least of which is a portion of the agreement made by JFK to resolve the Cuban Missile Crisis:
The US will make a statement in the framework of the Security Council in reference to Cuba as follows: it will declare that the United States of America will respect the inviolability of Cuban borders, its sovereignty, that it take the pledge not to interfere in internal affairs, not to intrude themselves and not to permit our territory to be used as a bridgehead for the invasion of Cuba, and will restrain those who would plan to carry an aggression against Cuba, either from US territory or from the territory of other countries neighboring to Cuba."
This is also not to mention such inconvenient facts in the past such as the Platt Amendment. One wonders if the letters PhD after Newt Gingrich's name stands for piled high and deep.