newt gingrich is bizarrely terrified of a fake sci-fi weapon
from gizmodo: Moon mining isn't the only thing election and adultery enthusiast Newt Gingrich is worried about - the GOP candidate has repeatedly, publicly, manically claimed that America is on the verge of being hit with an electromagnetic pulse attack. This is crazy. The NYT reports Gingrich's record of EMP hysteria, stretching back through years of public speeches and written fretting - he wrung his hands especially hard in the foreword to a recent sci-fi novel, which ought to be telling. Unfortunately for Newt, an EMP attack is more the stuff of sci-fi and Command & Conquer than pressing defense policy.