“It has become incredibly clear that he feels that America’s strength over the past 200 years, especially over the past 100 years, has caused us to be brutish.”
Darren Hauck / Reuters
Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Wednesday that President Obama "can't understand" the "extraordinary things" accomplished by the U.S., such as liberating concentration camps during World War II and creating lifesaving technology.
In response to a comment about Obama's inability to grasp the concept of "peace through strength," Huckabee told Dan Celia of Financial Issues in a radio interview that Obama "believes American strength is really a liability, rather than an asset."
"It has become incredibly clear that he feels that America's strength over the past 200 years, especially over the past 100 years, has caused us to be brutish," Huckabee said.
"What he can't understand is that we were the ones who helped liberate the death camps of Auschwitz and Dachau, we were the ones who ended World War II," Huckabee said. "And stopped what would have been millions and millions more dying and being slaughtered."
Huckabee said American innovations have helped fight cancer and heart disease, and eliminate polio and smallpox.
Huckabee went on to say that Obama's "worldview" differs form every president in U.S history.
"Somehow he doesn't appreciate the extraordinary things that we have achieved. He only believes that maybe we went to places where we shouldn't have gone, and we intervened militarily and we shouldn't have," Huckabee said. "I'm not sure what his worldview is, but it certainly is different than any American president, Democrat or Republican that we've ever seen, ever."
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