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Newt Gingrich on War & Peace

Former Republican Representative (GA-6) and Speaker of the House


Iraq policy is a mess

Newt Gingrich said yesterday that the Bush administration has gone "off a cliff" in postwar Iraq and that "the White House has to get a grip on this." In a blunt critique by a leading Republican, Gingrich said the administration has failed "to put the Iraqis at the center of this equation. The key to defeating the bad guys is having enough good guys who are Iraqis," he said. The administration did not send enough Iraqi Americans there after the war, Gingrich said. On the main online site of the US occupying authority, he added, "up until last week you didn't see a single Iraqi on that Web page, "and now there is only one."

The White House Chief of Staff defended the administration's policy. "I think things are going very well in a very tough situation in Iraq. Newt Gingrich is not all-knowing," he said.

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D,NY), who recently returned from Iraq and Afghanistan, said she agreed with Gingrich. She blamed the administration for "miscalculation" and "inept planning" in Iraq.

Source: Howard Kurtz, Washington Post, Page A07 Dec 8, 2003

Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem.

Gingrich introduced the Jerusalem Embassy Act

Corresponding House bill is H.R.1595. Became Public Law No: 104-45.
Source: Bill sponsored by 77 Senators and 78 Reps 95-S1322 on Oct 13, 1995

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