Thursday, April 13, 2006

Gingrich a Believer

I caught Newt Gingrich on the "Today Show" this morning. He was having a conversation with Matt Lauer about the recent revelations the US is preparing for a military strike against Iran.

One part in particular jumped out at me.

When Lauer asked him about the possibility of using tactical nuclear weapons against Iran, Gingrich responded that he thought the goal of a nuclear attack should be regime change--although he added that such a goal could be accomplished just as easily using conventional weapons.

Does that sound as crazy to anyone else as it does to me? Regime change by an air assault? That's just wrong on so many different levels.

This line by Gingrich--who has close ties to Rumsfeld--just bolsters even more Sy Hersh's claim that the "regime change by bombing" belief is also held in White House and Pentagon circles.

Scary stuff.

Side-Note: I'll put up the video of Gingrich's statement once it makes it up on the "Today Show" website.

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