Will Newt Run?

Apparently Newt Gingrich has called Iraq a mistake.

Newt Gingrich, the former Republican Speaker of the House, told students and faculty at the University of South Dakota Monday that the United States should pull out of Iraq and leave a small force there, just as it did post-war in Korea and Germany.

"It was an enormous mistake for us to try to occupy that country after June of 2003," Gingrich said during a question-and-answer session at the school. "We have to pull back, and we have to recognize it."
Sounds a lot like Mr. Conservative is advocating we cut and run. He also manages to address immigration in a way that will rub BushCo the wrong way.
Gingrich also addressed concerns over immigration law. He'd like to stem the influx of illegal immigrants by providing "smart cards" that use biometric identification with fingerprints or retinas for temporary workers. United States businesses have set a tricky precedent, he said, because they hire illegal immigrants.

"Why not show up" as illegal immigrants, Gingrich said. After all, he said, "Americans like to break the law" by hiring them.
You mean we might have to punish employers who are breaking the law? That's unbelievable. I though that the only people breaking the law were those damn illegal immigrants. Who knew that the people that hire them are just a bunch of Johnny Scofflaws.

Looks to me like Newt might be positioning himself for a return to politics...

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