Sunday, July 16, 2006

Newt Knows How To Win in November—Convince the Public We're in WWIII

You can see this one coming a mile away...

The Seattle Times: Postman on Politics:
"Gingrich said in the coming days he plans to speak out publicly, and to the Administration, about the need to recognize that America is in World War III.

He lists wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, this week's bomb attacks in India, North Korean nuclear threats, terrorist arrests and investigations in Florida, Canada and Britain, and violence in Israel and Lebanon as evidence of World War III. He said Bush needs to deliver a speech to Congress and 'connect all the dots' for Americans.

He said the reluctance to put those pieces together and see one global conflict is hurting America's interests. He said people, including some in the Bush Administration, who urge a restrained response from Israel are wrong 'because they haven't crossed the bridge of realizing this is a war.'

'This is World War III,' Gingrich said. And once that's accepted, he said calls for restraint would fall away:

'Israel wouldn't leave southern Lebanon as long as there was a single missile there. I would go in and clean them all out and I would announce that any Iranian airplane trying to bring missiles to re-supply them would be shot down. This idea that we have this one-sided war where the other team gets to plan how to kill us and we get to talk, is nuts.'

There is a public relations value, too. Gingrich said that public opinion can change 'the minute you use the language' of World War III. The message then, he said, is ''OK, if we're in the third world war, which side do you think should win?'"


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