Via LC & IB Jay at Stop the ACLU:

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich says America is in World War III and President Bush should say so. In an interview in Bellevue this morning Gingrich said Bush should call a joint session of Congress the first week of September and talk about global military conflicts in much starker terms than have been heard from the president.

September would be nice. September 2001 would’ve been nicer still. But five years late is still better than never. Sure, you could argue that it started earlier than that, and you’d have a damn fine argument as well, but September of 2001 was the point in time when nobody sane could any longer deny that we were dealing with something a lot bigger than just your average terrorist threat.

Instead we got the “Religion of Peace” blather, the only redeeming feature of which is that it has turned into what will be remembered as one of the biggest jokes of the 21st century. The war on terror is the century’s first global war, “Islam is a Religion of Peace” is the century’s first thigh-slapping, head-against-the-table-pounding, side-splitting, coffee-spurting-through-the-nose-inducing joke.

Sadly, it’s on us.

And Newt: Get the numbering right. It’s WW IV, not WW III. We won WW III. It’s called “the Cold One.” I was there and so, I know, were you. Doesn’t mean that the rest of your point isn’t exactly correct, because it is, but I’m given to picking nits. Well, consider that one picked.

“We need to have the militancy that says ‘We’re not going to lose a city,’ ” Gingrich said. He talks about the need to recognize World War III IV as important for military strategy and political strategy.

Indeed. It’s hard to fight a war if you don’t even have the balls to recognize it as one. As I believe that we’ve learned by now.

Gingrich says that as of now Republicans “are sailing into the wind” in congressional campaigns. He said that’s in part because of the Iraq war, adding, “Iraq is hard and painful and we do not explain it very well.”

But some of it is due to Republicans’ congressional agenda. He said House and Senate Republicans “forgot the core principle” of the party and embraced Congressional pork. “Some of the guys,” he said, have come down with a case of “incumbentitis.”

A fellow admirer of the British Understatement, I see. “Some of the guys” meaning “I suppose I can come up with one or two who haven’t. If I think really hard.”

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 IV.

Please do, Newt. I wouldn’t mind a bit of assistance, since I’m getting awfully hoarse here.

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 IV.

Sorta hard to miss, isn’t it? And yet so many people do. I guess it’s just too damned fucking hard to tear yourself away from American Midol for all of the five minutes it’ll take to add it all up.

He said Bush needs to deliver a speech to Congress and “connect all the dots” for Americans.

A good idea. But why not start at the source of the problem? Start connecting them for Mr. “Religion of Peace” on 1600 Penn Ave. Use brightly colored diagrams, slide shows and dioramas as necessary. And a moderate to large-sized ClueBat might not be a bad idea either.

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.”

It’s not so much that as the fact that they have crossed the bridge of realizing that Israeli Jooos don’t vote and, therefore, don’t really matter all that much to them. Or maybe they just don’t give that much of hoot about shredded Jooos, period. Or anybody else for that matter.

And then there are those of us who, when we say “terrorism is an atrocity and those that use it should be exterminated ruthlessly”, mean “ALL terrorists.” Those of us who still believe that standing up for what is right “just” because it’s right is worth something, even when it’s painful. Those of us who, indeed, still recognize right from wrong in the first place. Those of us who remember the pictures from Auschwitz, Maidanek, Treblinka, Babi Yar etc. etc. etc. and really MEAN it when we say “NEVER AGAIN!” Those of us who, immediately when we saw the pictures from Halabja and the mass graves uncovered after Saddam’s ass was brutally and deservedly kicked out of power, recognized it for what it was and didn’t spend months coming up with excuses and explanations as to why it “really wasn’t our problem anyway” along with “hey, did you hear about Brad and Angelina?”

It’s called a “moral compass.” It’s a pain in the ass at times since it tends to compel you to get involved in things you’d really rather stay out of. But it’s absolutely essential if you want to avoid spending the rest of your life trying to rationalize your cowardice away in order to avoid projectile vomiting all over the mirror every time you try to shave.

“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.”

Preach it, brother Newt!

We need to buckle up and get this over with, because it’s not going to go away.

No matter HOW good we are at pretending that it’s still 1938, 1939 is going to roll around eventually.

It always does.

Look it up.

43 Responses to “Well, You’re ALMOST Right, Newt”
  1. Unregistered Comment by LC Jon, Imperial Hunter UNITED STATES

    Newt: Righteous!

    Mischa: Even righteouser!!

    Testify, Brother.

    If it’s a war, and it is…

    Kill. Them. All.

  2. Emperor Darth Misha I Comment by Emperor Darth Misha I UNITED STATES

    Or, as I like to put it:

    Kill them and keep on killing them until they either surrender and submit unconditionally or run out of targets for us to kill.

    Either one works for me, and which one it is to be is entirely up to THEM.

  3. Unregistered Trackback by Radioactive Liberty UNITED STATES

    More Evidence Of World War…

    In case you don’t believe we are currently embroiled in a World War, it appears India and Pakistan are getting in on the act. [Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V]
    AP via Yahoo News
    BOMBAY, India - India’s prime minister said Friday the Bombay train bombers wer…

  4. Unregistered Comment by LC Wes, Imperial Mohel UNITED STATES

    Good for Newt. I would just add one other suggestion, this from William Kristol’s latest op-ed in the Weekly Standard: Bush should ditch the G-8 Summit - like they’re going to offer Israel so much as lip service for support - and go to Israel. Just to make it clear where we stand.

    And, like Newt, Kristol thinks it’s past time to confront Iran.

  5. maxxdog Comment by maxxdog UNITED STATES

    Yeah, like that’s gonna happen!
    Maybe when we get hit again it’ll happen but not before. At least W was pretty clear on Israel’s right to defense even if the State Dept gave the old wet lip wiggle to the Islamonuts.

  6. Unregistered Comment by X12Aesq UNITED STATES

    Ave, Imperator,

    I’ve lurked for months, this post finally caused me to comment.

    You’re right, WW III was the cold one, we won it. Then, Clinton and Bush I demobilized our armed forces. Look at the order of battle for Gulf I and see the number of units that participated that already were designated for the scrap heap when they went.

    WW IV started in New York in 1993, at the very latest - more likely it began under Jimmuh (desperatly battling for the title of “worst ex US president ever”) in 1979 - though there’s a creditable argument that it began in 1968.

    Now a few people in the West have noticed that we’ve been at war for (13/27/38) years, our odds are marginally improved. It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out.

    By the way, Imperator, I sit here with a (replica) 1871/72 open top on my desk, my latest favorite toy.

  7. AyUaxe Comment by AyUaxe UNITED STATES

    No shit, my brothas! Just as I and lots of others have been saying since 9/11/01–this is war, declare it, fight it, win it! No “police actions” or half measures. It is enfuriating to hear the blather from D.C., where they still don’t get it.

  8. George guy Comment by George guy UNITED STATES

    America must stop thinking of itself as the world’s policeman, and be more like the world’s Batman.

  9. Emperor Darth Misha I Comment by Emperor Darth Misha I UNITED STATES

    I’ve lurked for months, this post finally caused me to comment.

    I’m glad I finally managed to drag you out here! :) Welcome aboard!

    By the way, Imperator, I sit here with a (replica) 1871/72 open top on my desk, my latest favorite toy.

    Ahhh… The classics! Gotta love ‘em!

  10. Unregistered Comment by tailgunnerjoe UNITED STATES

    I hope Newt isn’t planning on visiting the Eurinal anytime soon. The way he’s talking, he probably has a price on head right about now. Definitely gonna need to watch his six. Maybe even over here.

    On the other side of the pond, how do you tell the good guys from the bad? Increasingly, they all look the same.

  11. FIAR Comment by FIAR UNITED STATES

    Interesting about WWIV That’s what RichJ said at Radioactive Liberty.
    http://radioactiveliberty.com/?p=546

  12. juandos Comment by juandos UNITED STATES

    Misha noted: “September would be nice. September 2001 would’ve been nicer still. But five years late is still better than never. Sure, you could argue that it started earlier than that, and you’d have a damn fine argument as well, but September of 2001 was the point in time when nobody sane could any longer deny that we were dealing with something a lot bigger than just your average terrorist threat“…

    Yes, I personally would’ve have said that this WWIV (yes I agree the Cold War was WWIII) started in the midst of WWIII with the ‘72 Munich Olympics and the asinine and sociopathic actions of Black September

    Let’s not forget to give credit where credit is due

    But hey! That’s just me…

  13. Unregistered Comment by LC & IB Hujonwi UNITED STATES

    Thanks for not calling WW III. I saw WW III from the front lines in the USN ie the Cold War.
    Just gave a friend of mines son’s my .45 to take to the LitterBox with him.
    He promised pics of ‘double tap’.

  14. MasterGuns Comment by MasterGuns UNITED STATES

    WWIII was waged from approximately 1946 until the Berlin Wall came down….perhaps a bit later. WWIV has no firm start date and is ongoing. Personally, I do not think the latter will end in my lifetime.

    I have said it before…I will say it again: In the past the world has had Pax Romana and Pax Britannia. It is time for Pax Americana. It is time for the United States to make potential opponents FEAR us. Anything less will mean our own destruction. Unfortunately, many of our politicians prefer the appeasement approach. They have thier heads under the covers hoping the monsters will go away. The monsters never go away. Eventually they find you and you must fight or die. I hope America wakes up before it’s too late.

    Semper Fi

  15. Unregistered Comment by pacific_waters UNITED STATES

    Are you kidding? We’re in a war that hasn’t stopped since the muhammed captured medina and mecca 1400 years ago.

  16. Stephen Macklin Comment by Stephen Macklin UNITED STATES

    I cannot say date certain when WWIV started, but I do know when we offered our first major surrender. That would be the day we accepted the PLO as the “Palestinian Authority” and acknowledged its terrorist leader, Arafat, as a “statesman.”

    We have a lot to do to overcome that shame.

  17. maxxdog Comment by maxxdog UNITED STATES

    By the way, Imperator, I sit here with a (replica) 1871/72 open top on my desk, my latest favorite toy.

    A gun nut on the Rott. Who’d a thunk it possible? :lol:

    X12Aesq, Welcome to the Rott!

  18. sig94 Comment by sig94 UNITED STATES

    It’s like going to a jitterbug contest and the band only plays polkas.

    The government and the people are trying to get in step to fight this threat to our nation while the Democratics and their partners in the MSM play their usual role as spoiler. But as already mentioned, part of this problem is the Administration’s fault. They should have hammered this point over and over again - We Are At War. Instead the wimpy message is - we are at inconvenience.

    When Bush draped his arm around that firefighter’s shoulder amidst the smouldering rubble of the WTC, he used a bullhorn to say:
    “I can hear you! I can hear you! The rest of the world hears you! And the people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!”

    He should have said this:
    “Now hear this. Now hear this. We are coming for you. We will find you and we will kill you. We will destroy whatever country you are hiding in. We will crush your wives and children, your aunts and uncles; all you hold near and dear will die. We will use their shattered skulls as teacups and the ruins of your cities and towns as a playground for our troops. And We Will Never Stop Until You Are All Dead.”

    We are fighting the GWOT in almost the same half assed fashion as the so called War On Drugs. And we will lose this war as we lost the other.

    Perhaps this is just another election year ploy to rally the voters behind the Republican Party. Perhaps not. But I am not confident that this nation is able to mobilize its resources and focus its strength in a manner that will ensure victory past the next election cycle.

  19. sig94 Comment by sig94 UNITED STATES

    How rude of me!

    Welcome aboard X12Aesq!! Pleasedtameetcha!

  20. Deathknyte Comment by Deathknyte UNITED STATES

    Newt may be correct in calling on the government to start taking the war seriously.

    But my guess is the State department will continue to try and “negotiate” in the Chamberlain sense of the word and advise the president accordingly.

    Too many people in government want to belive that everyone on earth is just like them and will listen to what they consider reason. They simply do not understand that someone wants to kill you because you do not look/act/worship as they do or that they will hate you simply because they find it easier to blame someone else than work to improve their own countries.

  21. MuscleDaddy Comment by MuscleDaddy UNITED STATES

    The G-8…
    The UN…

    We need to make the situation clear to these groups, and give them one day to decide.

    Then, when they’ve taken Kofi’s lead (of course they will, but it wouldn’t be fair not to give them the chance to do the right thing), Bush walks out.

    Then he calls a separate meeting with those countries who have steadfastly stood by us (a lot of eastern european countries who still remember what a real global threat to life and freedom is - go figure), and asks them if they will continue their honorable and most deeply-appreciated support.

    Then perhaps a new multi-national body could be created, one made up of countries with a true understanding of freedom being worth a real effort - that the survival of our respective peoples and cultures is worthy of the price of our blood & treasure.

    One that sees the world’s continued safety & freedom as something other than a means by which to line its own pockets.

    Maybe a real League of Nations.

    We have rarely seen moments in history with such potential for world-political watershed - moments when, as a people, we can either ground ourselves and turn toward the ideals and convictions of which we have always spoken so convincingly, OR slide ignominiously into the maisma of historical loss that has claimed so many great nations and alliances.

    We live in interesting times.

    I pray we make the right decisions.

    - MuscleDaddy

    (p.s. - welcome, X12Aesq)

  22. MrSpkr Comment by MrSpkr UNITED STATES

    This, obviously, is Newt’s presidential campaign kickoff. One can only hope that he will continue advocating these positions, and win the nomination.

    The nightmare, of course, is that McCain wins the nomination — in which case I shall buy a large bottle of single malt Scotch and offer it to his Imperial majesty on Election Day.

    We’ll both need it.

  23. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952 UNITED STATES

    Eventually they find you and you must fight or die. I hope America wakes up before it’s too late.

    As do I , MasterGuns….sometimes to sit, feeling like an ant in a herd of elephants…..looking about me, the carefree ignorance displayed by so many, the rising, dark cloud seen by so few………..As has been said, thunk, thunk, thunk…I gotta’ bad headache…..the left tried to use nine-eleven to their advantage, testing the political winds, got shot down double quick. Nothing I have ever seen will change a lefty woman’s attitudes than a direct threat to her children. I can only surmise that is what it will take again…..but the idea of some of you disappearing, or myself for that matter, in a nuclear or biological disaster leaves me in a cold fury. For it could have been prevented. Some domestic traitors or cowards, take your pick, would seek to hasten our destruction, following the Pied Piper of the Damned as they do. I am just one dude, but now the wife has a forty-five for her fiftieth birthday next week. Not the most romantic choice but she loves the gun. She being a southpaw I wanted her to feel right at home with Mr. Gun…….she does, likes Mr. Gun a lot, and loves the knockdown power. But as with folks here…one can only pray…and prepare, for what may be coming. As I say, feeling the frustration of a eunich at a harem…just one guy…with his twelve gauge, forty-five and friends…….but a prepared dude…….fuck tolerance, this is survival…….

  24. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952 UNITED STATES

    Well, boxed the wrong thing….:lol:……that’s what frustration does to ya’…..

  25. Unregistered Comment by Azygos UNITED STATES

    MG

    Mishi used to have his subtitle as “Let them hate, as long as they fear.”
    Still like that one better.

    http://radioactiveliberty.com/?p=546 check out comment number ten.

  26. Unregistered Trackback by Assorted Babble by Suzie UNITED STATES

    All Out War - The World Showdown…

    Sunday-Did anyone watch Meet the Press this morning? Listening to Biden made me want to throw my shoe at the television however Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich seems to connect the dots. The Seattle Times is reporting on another interview wit…..

  27. hOOt Gibson Comment by hOOt Gibson UNITED STATES

    Once we win WWIV, we can take on American Liberals in WW5, that mop up job against the US Surrender Monkeys should be a breeze.

    hOOt

  28. Rurik Comment by Rurik UNITED STATES

    All very nice. I agree with virutally all the words.
    But I do not trust Newt. He is not a Newt but a Chamelion. I cannot forget that during the first two years of the Slick Willie administration, Newt led the counter-attack explaining the contitutional violations and other malfeasances of Billary. And how he rode that crusade to a historic triumph which captured both houses of Congress and made him Speaker. But I also remember how he turned, virtually from January 1995, at a time Willie and Wife wree so unpopular they might have been lynched rather than impeached. Newt began by dismissing any talk of holding the Clintons accountable. It was Newt who said we should abandon pursuit of Clinton in favor of a positive agenda, as if eliminating corruption were not positive. The result was to discredit any further attacks on Clinton as mere political bashing, and to rehabilitate the Slickster himself. And thereafter, Newt put on his kneepads whenever he had to speak with the President. But for Newt, Clinton would have been impeached for serious constitutional offenses before he ever had a chance to ruin Monica’s dress.
    Judging by precedent, if Newt were elected the very first thing he would do would be to declare the whole war a mistake and make peace with the “good religious folk” of Iran, so he could get down to a positive agenda of elimating intenet pornography or some such.

    “And I get down on my knees and pray–we won’t get fooled again. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.”

  29. Unregistered Comment by tweell UNITED STATES

    Newt Gingrich is brilliant, far-sighted, and probably the most skilled politician that the Republicans have. He is in the same ballpark as President Clinton as far as political skill is concerned.
    Unfortunately, he also shares BJ’s lack of personal morals. Newt didn’t go after the Clintons because they had him by the balls, literally. Democrats don’t mind if their leaders are philanderers. Republicans do, so Newt fell from power.
    As capable as he is, Gengrich is not the best possible choice as President. He may be the best we can get, though.

  30. juandos Comment by juandos UNITED STATES

    16 Jul 2006
    HAIFA ROCKET MASSACRE: MULTIMEDIA PHOTO-AUDIO UPDATE ON BREAKING TRAGEDY

    English language audio track with flash powered slide show of the victims and areas where the missles landed…

    What you folks bet there will be nary a word of sympathy for these victims of the terrorist towel heads purposeful attacks on obviously civilian targets from most if not almost a the G-8 Euro-Weasel Scum?

  31. Zucca Fett Comment by Zucca Fett UNITED STATES

    Correction, ladies and gentlemen. Kill the bad guys, save the oppressed. Oh yeah, and tell the oppressed that if anyone among their number decides to go batshit, bugnuts and crazy with ‘religiously justified’ hatred, let’s get them to stamp them down and quelch them out before such uprisings occur again, mmmyes?

  32. Unregistered Comment by MurdockTheCrazy UNITED STATES

    We’re now in the third battle of WWIV. First was Afghanistan, then Iraq, and now Lebanon/Syria [if it spills over].

    There will be many more battle to come, these are but the first three.

    WWIII had only three major battles, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada.

    But this war is going to last much longer.

  33. jaybear Comment by jaybear UNITED STATES

    Juandos sez:

    What you folks bet there will be nary a word of sympathy for these victims of the terrorist towel heads purposeful attacks on obviously civilian targets from most if not almost a the G-8 Euro-Weasel Scum?

    no sympathy from anyone in the muslim supporting media today.

    All they’re talking about is how 8 of the 15 killed in an Israeli missile strike held dual Canadian/Lebanese citizenship…..ohhhhh, the outrage…damned Joooooos.

    and how there are power outages in Beirut due to the damned Joooos taking out the power grid.

    and how there is this endless stream of refugees crossing into Syria, carrying all of their possessions on their backs.

    it’s an outrage I tell you, an outrage….The Israelis should pull their forces back, sit back in their houses, and when the next Katyusha rocket flies overhead…wring their hands in collective guilt because it’s their continued occupation and oppression of the palestinian people that’s causing hamas and hizballsack to target civilians in Israel.

    yeah right, like that’s gonna happen…There’s as much chance of that happening as the U.S. giving defense lawyers to Gitmo detainees…..oh

    Do as we say Israel, not as we do. Send ‘em to hell.

  34. juandos Comment by juandos UNITED STATES

    Zucca Fett (#31) says:”Kill the bad guys, save the oppressed“…

    Yes and once all the bad guys are killed it then time to kill off the so called, “oppressed“…
    And this is how its done

  35. juandos Comment by juandos UNITED STATES

    jaybear (#33) says: “and how there is this endless stream of refugees crossing into Syria, carrying all of their possessions on their backs“…

    Ahhh perfect! Targets of opportunity this stream of pseudo refugees

  36. hOOt Gibson Comment by hOOt Gibson UNITED STATES

    Anybody wanna bet that 80 or 90% of the 25 thousand So-Called American Citizans in Lebanon are nothing more than Islamic trash or the fools they suckered into marrying them?

    hOOt

  37. juandos Comment by juandos UNITED STATES

    Hey h00t, no bet from me…

    Well that damn Pizza Hut outfit… Its all their fault obviously

  38. jaybear Comment by jaybear UNITED STATES

    juandos sez:

    Ahhh perfect! Targets of opportunity this stream of pseudo refugees…

    I think a couple of low level A10 strafing runs should do the trick, no doubt the hezballsacks are hiding behind the legitamate refugees.

    I’m listening to that jackass Wesley Clark on Fox saying that we should “engage” the terrorists in dialogue in the region….and this guy is a West Point graduate? I thank God that he is retired.

    hOOt sez:

    Anybody wanna bet that 80 or 90% of the 25 thousand So-Called American Citizans in Lebanon are nothing more than Islamic trash or the fools they suckered into marrying them?

    Yep, there’s a lot of that…but the tech college where I teach has a satellite campus in Beirut, and I know some damned good naturalized Lebanese Christians who proudly call themselves Americans who teach with me. They’re over there on loan as translators and computer science instructors, we send them over there because the middle eastern region seems incapable of producing their own computer scientists or doctors or artists or engineers or poets or anyone else who could bring some benefit to that litterbox.

    I pray that my friends are safe over there and hope that they get the hell back over here where they belong.

  39. ScottG Comment by ScottG UNITED STATES

    #37 juandos

    Well that damn Pizza Hut outfit… Its all their fault obviously…

    Yes it is, the stuff they serve is crap….

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  41. Unregistered Comment by Ricklude UNITED STATES

    NEWT! Holy Smokes! Is that critter still alive! What a moron!

    Rick

  42. juandos Comment by juandos UNITED STATES

    Was posting #41 a troll fly by?

    NEWT! Holy Smokes! Is that critter still alive! What a moron!

    Hmmm, I was waiting with baited breath (yeah, I was eating tuna fish) for his reasons why this Rick thought Newt was/is a moron…

    I did note that on this Rick’s blog site his very first link on the cost of war sustains a rolling number gimmick of the number of dollars spent on the war on terror but its link to a leftie/liberal pander to the parasites type of site (http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1) that whines about the cost of the war on terror…

    I have some similer thoughts along that line myself but its over Newt’s domestic stance on health care where at one time not to long ago he was standing with the hilda_pig

  43. Unregistered Trackback by Radioactive Liberty UNITED STATES

    The Myth of Balance…

    With posts like The Only Roadmap- W.W. IV, More Evidence Of World War, and Well, You’re ALMOST Right, Newt, stewing in my head, combined with tiresome liberal memes such as “disproportionate use of force,” and the need to “balance…