Newt Gingrich Praises Japan’s Military Prowess On Pearl Harbor Day

“75 years ago the Japanese displayed professional brilliance and technological power launching surprises from Hawaii to the Philippines,” Gingrich tweeted.

Newt Gingrich

Not many people credit Newt Gingrich with much intelligence, but what he said on the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks still raised a lot of eyebrows.

The former Speaker of the United State House of Representatives has a doctoral degree in history from the University of Tulane and has written an alternate history novel about the 1941 attack called “Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8th.” Presumably, Gingrich thought he should share his knowledge of the attack to the world via Twitter as well, which turned out to be a big mistake.

On Wednesday, when much of America was mourning in remembrance of the 2,400 souls who died during the attack, Gingrich tweeted: 


But then instead of saying a word of empathy, he actually had the insensitivity to praise Japan for their “professional brilliance and technological power” in bombing the port.


Although the attack did come as a surprise, praising Japan’s military prowess during World War II, especially on the infamous day’s memorial, was beyond the pale.

Needless to say, the Twitterati pounced on him like a pack of hungry wolves.









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