Newt Gingrich, former Republican House Speaker, called the war on terror “phony” in a speech to a group of young conservatives in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.
Instead of the current strategy to fight terrorism, Gingrich said we should focus on energy independence. “We have to have a national energy strategy, which basically says to the Saudis, ‘We’re not going to rely on you.’”
Did Newt read Noam Chomsky on his time off? He is now on the same page as Ralph Nader and Dennis Kucinich on GWOT. I happen to think he is wrong that the war is Phony, but he is right that the we need to develop a plan for energy independence.