Classic Newt: the hacker army of Saddam Hussein

From Mother Jones: In 1995, "[Newt] Gingrich warned of a horror scenario in which Saddam Hussein trained a hacker army to cause civil unrest by issuing 500,000 American Express cards and then charging absurd fees."

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  1. You know the saying “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro?”

    Well, I find it comforting that, as crazy as the world is these days, it isn’t so crazy that it would be an advantage having a cranky loon like Gingrich as a president.

    1.  I don’t think so…and I’ve never heard that saying. Gingrich is far more than any cranky loon. This is serious stuff…take it that way.

      1. NEITHER of you are familiar with a man named Hunter S. Thompson? That has to be his most-quoted line.

  2. So the modified version of this was to issue 500,000 bad home loans and cause civil unrest while profiting?

  3. “Gingrich warned of a horror scenario in which Saddam HusseinCitiBank trained a hackerbanker army to cause civil unrest by issuing 500,000 American Express cards and then charging absurd fees.”
    FTFY.

  4. Next, Al Qaeda will be returning millions of magazine subscription cards, made out to people who didn’t subscribe.  The horror!

  5. So, let’s see… this election season we’ve got:

    Romney. He’s less batshit insane than Gingrich.

    Obama. He’s less evil than Romney.

    Sounds very similar to the last presidential election.

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