Team Gingrich gets foreign policy wing
November 22nd, 2011
12:59 PM ET
3 years ago

Team Gingrich gets foreign policy wing

Washington (CNN) – As he prepares to debate his fellow GOP candidates on national security matters, former House speaker Newt Gingrich unveiled a national security advisory team today that features some recognizable names from past administrations.

R. James Woolsey, a former Director of the C.I.A. under President Clinton, and Robert McFarlane, who served as National Security Advisor for President Reagan are part of a team of 13 advisors who will advise Gingrich on a variety of national security topics as the campaign goes forward.

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  1. Hoss

    Oh, boy! Nice list of cohorts there Newt! Where's Henry Kissinger and Wolfowitz?

    November 22, 2011 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  2. diridi

    Where did you go when Iran contra affairs took place in Reagan, and looted this nation out of sale of weapons to Iran??????idiot...these idiots are the part of the current problems....wake up, America, root them out...weed them out...god bless...

    November 22, 2011 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  3. vic , nashville ,tn

    “Who both served in the George W. Bush administration? Both Wurmser and Yates were senior foreign policy advisors to former Vice President Dick Cheney.”

    Really we want to go back to Bush and Cheney foreign policy NO

    November 22, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  4. ConservaFASCISTS/TeaHadists/Tea Queda/TeaLiban

    Those 13 advisors need to inform their boss that he needs to shut his piehole when it comes to foreign policy because he's been all over the place with his stances. First he's for intervntion in Libya, then he's against it. He looks like another Willards to me.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012
    E. WARREN 2012 & BEYOND

    November 22, 2011 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Oooh the Lizard is a sly and slick one. It sounds as if he is preparing himself to at least be conversant in matters of foreign policy. Of course he was and is totally against all the foreign policy extraordinary achievements of our current President, no matter how well executed they were, but at least he can string enough words together to lie his way out of "gotcha" questions,versus coming apart at the seams a la Cain.
    Should all else fail there is the always tried and true: "I know that's what I said, but it wasn't what I meant".
    Obama 2012. Seriously America.

    November 22, 2011 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    Countdown to Newtered trying to justify a ground war in Iran...3...2...1....

    November 22, 2011 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Most of the names form a list of Washington DC insiders. Newt Gringrich embodies everything that most Americans see as broken in our government.

    November 22, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  8. Stop the Charade

    "Both Wurmser and Yates were senior foreign policy advisors to former Vice President Dick Cheney."

    The intelligent public need read no further.

    November 22, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  9. Marie MD

    If it wasn't dangerous to have this disgraced cheating retread again the whole thing would be funny.
    The teapublikans are really scraping the bottom of the barrel because anyone but the $250m flip flipper who is really more left than Obama who is more center because he is willing to compromise. Too bad this congress could care less About the vanishing middle class and poor!
    The newer man I too mad and crotchety (worse than mcnasty) to be president. There are other ways of leaving the little woman behind and he should know by now with the third wife. Oh wait, he converted to Catholicism. Barf!!!

    November 22, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  10. ST

    Gingrich can be knowledgeable in a lot of issues but he is not good at all in campaigning. No one is going to remember that he is a good debater if they are not inspired. This is exactly what happened to Sen John McCain and it will be the same to Gingrich incase he is nominated.

    November 22, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  11. diridi

    Clown....idiot...

    November 22, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  12. chuck weidemann

    Newt's going "All In"... This man is a career politician and plays the game well! Trouble is it is a game to him,what's he got to lose??? He just got tons of attention, can go back to "advising" and charge twice as much. No Newt is not stupid!! Just a smart selfish old man! What other kind of a person has done the things he has?

    November 22, 2011 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  13. Lynda/Minnesota

    Herman Pircher, the founding president of the American Foreign Policy Council, will serve as the team director. Pircher also served as a staffer to U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and former Sen. Roger Jepsen, R-Iowa. Also on the team is Bill Schneider, a former under secretary of state in the Reagan administration, along with David Wurmser and Stephen Yates, who both served in the George W. Bush administration. Both Wurmser and Yates were senior foreign policy advisors to former Vice President Dick Cheney.
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    Yikes. I thought Mittens had gobbled up all of GW's war mongering advisers. Apparently they just keep crawling out of the woodwork, ready to advocate more military action on behalf of a war-weary country already stretched to its limit - financially and emotionally. Can't decide who would be most eager to go to war with Iran - Newt, who hasn't a clue beyond that which feeds his over bloated ego - or Mitt ,who needs to prove his manhood, especially to himself. Both give me pause.

    November 22, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  14. AlaskaPalin

    If the arab spring germinates democracy all credit goes to Bush who prepared the ground and planted the seeds. Obamas so called foreign policy successes can be all attributed to secretary clinton. How ironic that speaking about his inexperience on foreign policy that she has become his receptionist on the 3 am calls. Obama gets D+ on foreign policy and F on domestic affairs.

    November 22, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    "Newt Gringrich embodies everything that most Americans see as broken in our government."

    Not to mention broken about humanity in general.

    November 22, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  16. DavidK

    Donald Rumsfield is missing frm e the list.

    November 22, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  17. Rudy NYC

    AlaskaPalin

    If the arab spring germinates democracy all credit goes to Bush who prepared the ground and planted the seeds. Obamas so called foreign policy successes can be all attributed to secretary clinton. How ironic that speaking about his inexperience on foreign policy that she has become his receptionist on the 3 am calls. Obama gets D+ on foreign policy and F on domestic affairs.
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    Fact Check: Wait a second, now. When the Arab Spring began neo-cons were blaming Obama's Nobel Prize winning speech that he gave in Cairo as inciting the push towards democracy throughout the mideast.

    Your inconsistent facts and flip-flopping positions disqualify you from being taken seriously.

    November 22, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  18. Former Republican, now an Independent

    Gingrich needs someone to advise him. None of these republican candidates know anything about foreign affairs.

    November 22, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  19. Namejkane

    Only teapublicans would even consider voting for somebody that was thrown out of congress ,as a pres. Cannadate. If you want your mom and dad kicked off soc sec, Medicare, medicade , food stamps , which they paid for with their taxes, vote republican, but that includes teapublican mom and dads as well

    November 22, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  20. willie floyd

    AlaskaPalin, you just can't get over the fact the president beat Hillary can you?? That's about all you ever post!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012
    GO ELIZABETH WARREN-don't let her get away Mass!!

    November 22, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |