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Gingrich: Obama Administration 'Amateurish' On Egypt (VIDEO)

Gingrich also strongly opposed the administration's efforts to reach out to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, as part of a transition to democracy. "I think this is absolute, total misreading of history. The Muslim Brotherhood is a mortal enemy of our civilization," said Gingrich. "They say so openly. Their slogan says so openly. Their way is jihad, their method is death. For us to encourage in any way the inclusion of the Muslim Brotherhood is fundamentally wrong.

"And I think that what we want to do is walk a narrow line between -- we don't want to betray somebody who's been with us for 30 years as an ally. We do recognize his time may well have gone. We want to treat him with dignity, because he stood by us in very tough times. We want to help the Egyptian people achieve self-government, but we want to isolate and minimize the risk of the Muslim Brotherhood.

"This administration, I think, does not have a clue about those realities."