April 10, 2006

Newt flips on Iraq: "We have to pull back"

When FOX News cheerleaders jumps ship-Bush has a problem.

"Newt Gingrich, the former Republican Speaker of the House, told students and faculty at the University of South Dakota Monday that the United States should pull out of Iraq and leave a small force there, just as it did post-war in Korea and Germany. "It was an enormous mistake for us to try to occupy that country after June of 2003," Gingrich said during a question-and-answer session at the school. "We have to pull back, and we have to recognize it."

Remember when Gingrich couldn't call us unpatriotic whiners fast enough.

"And instead of applauding this deliberate effort to minimize American casualties and to strengthen the Iraqis, we have some of our friends here at home who want it both ways. They want to complain that we're not winning fast enough, and they want to complain if we take any casualties. You can't have it both ways. [Fox, Hannity & Colmes, 9/27/04]

If Newt thinks that we can set up permanent bases in Iraq he is sadly mistaken. I'll address that later.

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