So it seems that Newt Gingrich, the former Republican Speaker of the House, believes that two wars are just not enough for our military forces to contend with. He believes that we should also attack Iran and North Korea, the two remaining points on George Bush's "Axis of Evil". At least that is the message he gave to the American Enterprise Institute, the right-wing think tank, this week.
He recommends this for a military that is already stretched thin, almost to the breaking point, a military that has seen many of its members serve multiple tours of duty in the war zones that are Iraq and Afghanistan. A military that is dealing with increased suicides from members stretched beyond the breaking point by the stresses of war.
Of course, Mr. Gingrich has never been in a war, has never been in the military even. He is another of those chicken-hawk politicians who never saw fit to serve themselves but feel perfectly comfortable and happy sending other people's children to face death or injury in service of their crackpot jingoistic ideas.
"He's divorced from reality," someone said to me today.
"As well as two or three women," I replied.
This is the man that many Republicans are seriously hoping will run for the presidency in 2012.
How about a Sarah Palin/Newt Gingrich ticket? That sounds like a winner to me. For the Democrats.