June 21, 2006

Gingrich advocates action that would lead directly to war

Is Newt serious?

In today's National Review Online, he advocates that "we should destroy the [North Korean] missile on its site before it is launched." Does he think the NKs would just sit there and take that? Or would they immediately mobilize and, most likely, attack their southern neighbors?


National Review's editors advocate a tough, yet more reasonable position: If the NKs fire their new ICBM and it penetrates our air defense perimeter, we should attempt to shoot it down. Our anti-missile technology is far from perfect, but the mere attempt would show the NKs we're serious.

Posted by Hube at June 21, 2006 10:49 AM | TrackBack

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This is one of the reasons I've never been a big Gingrich fan. I once saw him described as the sort of person who has a lot of ideas, one out of ten of which is good. The problem is he says all those ten ideas in public forums and we don't know which of those bad ideas he's actually serious about pursuing.

Posted by: Paul Smith at June 21, 2006 11:11 AM

If the North Koreans want to shoot off a target for our pacific ABM testing I say let them go right ahead. It'll save us a whole lot of tax money from having to shoot something off and give us some meaningful operational testing to boot. Thanks NorKoms!

Posted by: Jeff the Baptist at June 21, 2006 12:54 PM

Newt is ridiculous. His post-public-life persona is so shaped by the political winds of the moment, one can have no idea what he's actually for and against.

Posted by: dan at June 21, 2006 08:53 PM

is it possible Newt came up with these thoughts right after a blowjob from another mistress?

Posted by: donviti at June 22, 2006 12:35 PM

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