If You Liked Dick Cheney, You’ll Love Newt Gingrich
It might be fun — in that sick sort of way — to have a pool on how many foreign quagmires we can dig ourselves into under President Gingrich. Dick Cheney and his adorable little sockpuppet were just getting warmed up with Afghanistan and Iraq.
That was a nice start. But what about Iran? Venezuela? North Korea? Syria? So many countries to liberate, so little time. Newt Gingrich’s foreign policy team is straight out of Dick Cheney’s inner circle. They include:
David Wurmser was one of the ringleaders of our Iraqi invasion. And now he’s Gingrich’s Middle East policy advisor.
James Woolsey is a former CIA director who’s fixated on invading Iran. He compares our failure to attack Iran with England’s appeasement of Nazi Germany in the 1930s. (See Godwin’s Law.) Woolsey’s other fixation is President Obama’s “political jihad promoting Islam around the world.”
Stephen Yates was part of Cheney’s national security team. He thinks China is the solution to America’s “enemy deprivation syndrome.” i.e. “You need some unifying enemy after the collapse of the Soviet Union.” Great. Let’s combine the best features of the Cold War and our current Crusade in the Middle East.
Let’s hope this week’s Not-Mitt-Romney will crash and burn soon.