Newt Gingrich on The War in Iraq

Last Updated : May 22, 2011

Summary

Congressman Gingrich has been generally supportive of the war in Iraq. He has strongly opposed attempts to set timetables for withdraw and compared such measures to legislating defeat.

 

Eleven Tests for the Iraq Study Group

In November of 2006, Congressman Gingrich released an article on the Human Events website noting eleven tests for the Baker-Hamilton Group. This group was also known as the Iraq Study group. When the report from the group was released, Congressman Gingrich called it a prescription for surrender.

 

Paths in Iraq

In January of 2007, Congressman Gingrich released an article on Iraq. The article notes the choices needed to be made in Iraq and the paths that should be pursued.

 

The Consequences of Defeat

On May 7, 2007 Congressman Gingrich appeared on Hannity and Colmes and spoke about the consequences of defeat in Iraq. He opposes a deadline for withdrawing from Iraq.

 

 

The Left Wing Wants Defeat

On July 31, 2007 Congressman Gingrich appeared on Fox News and compared the US leaving in Vietnam to the US possibly leaving Iraq. He states that doing so is legislating defeat.

 

Missing Options in Iraq

In September of 2007, Congressman Gingrich issued an article for Human Events noting his views that there are more options to the war in Iraq than staying the course and returning home. He views the war in Iraq as a portion of the larger war on terror and radical islam.

 

The Iraqi Government

On September 21, 2007 Congressman Gingrich spoke at the American Enterprise Institute and stated that the Iraq government was not to blame for inaction in Iraq. He notes that their government is moving faster than the US government did in forming the union here.

 

Five Years After the War Began

On the five year anniversary of the war in Iraq, Congressman Gingrich wrote an article for Human Events where he discussed the need to continue the war and compared it to previous wars in the US the many people did not feel were worth the cost to the nation.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.

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