February 23rd, 2012
07:47 AM ET
2 years ago

Truth Squad: Gingrich misses target on Iran's nuclear effort

Editor's note: Part of the CNN political fact-checking series

(CNN) – Newt Gingrich criticized the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff for characterizing Iran as a "rational actor" in international affairs and defending the possibility of preventing an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear sites, during Wednesday night's Republican candidates debate hosted by CNN and the Republican Party of Arizona.

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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Adelson is only keeping Newt in the race to keep Rick from winning the republican right wingnut nomination. Disgraced Sen. McCarthy would be proud of Newt and Rick, maybe even Mittens.

    February 23, 2012 07:59 am at 7:59 am |
  2. ST

    Not only Gingrich missed how to deal with Iran, it is the whole entire team of contenders excluding Ron Paul. Do they think on severe consequences or do they remember why "W" was hated not only by the nation but all over the world? I thought the lesson of going to Iraq on assumptions was learnt. And what is the use of fixing the economy while you know once you start the war, it will be crushed into ashes! Good thinkers must give this issue a deep thought and whether to vote in those who will take us to war again is the right thing to do.

    February 23, 2012 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    The "rational actor" remark was clearly diplo-speak. I think it was a message stating that the US is not putting a military strike on the table as its' first and only option. Republicans seem to want to re-engage in cowboy diplomacy with Iran, which send the global price of oil spiraling upwards.

    February 23, 2012 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  4. Thomas

    I personally like the way gingrich approached the issue.. no nonsense and yes sometimes he is not politically correct but that is what we need! and if you really dont think Ahmadinejad has his hand the cookie jar you are so wrong. He is involved and deeply involved.

    February 23, 2012 09:06 am at 9:06 am |