Saturday, July 11, 2009

Newt drops acid on Al Jazeera

... or something like that, since it is difficult to explain why else he would be there advocating that the United States attack not Iran's nuclear capabilities, but that nation's refineries in order to de-stablize the existing regime:

The former speaker of the US House of Representatives has said that the US should "sabotage" Iran's oil and gas infrastructure as part of its efforts to bring down the government.

In an interview with Al Jazeera's Avi Lewis for the Fault Lines programme, Republican Newt Gingrich said targeting Iran's refinery would spark an economic crisis that would destabilise the government in Tehran.

He said the US should "use covert operations … to create a gasoline-led crisis to try and replace the regime".

"I think we have a vested interest, the world has a vested interest, in a responsible Iranian government, just as we have a vested interest in a responsible North Korean government," he said.

I love the logic, Newt old buddy.

We want a responsible government in Iran that does not meddle with the internal affairs of its neighbors, which we will achieve by meddling in its internal affairs.

Hopefully, on Tom Knapp's GOP Presidential Candidate Handicapping Post the odds on the Newtster are going down.

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