At a rally in Paris last Sunday, former Republican presidential candidate and House Speaker Newt Gingrich expressed his support for the MEK, an Iranian opposition group considered a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department.http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/07/gingrich_speaks_at_mek_rally_in_france.php
“…This is a massive, world-wide movement for liberty in Iran,” Gingrich said, in a short speech posted on YouTube. “And not anything like the State Department’s descriptions. And I think what you did yesterday was historic and extraordinary, and needs to be driven home, so that everybody who makes foreign policy decisions in the United States understands just how big this movement is getting, how wide-spread it is, and how bipartisan the American support for it is.”
Gingrich delivered his remarks while Maryam Rajavi, the MEK’s France-based leader, stood beside him. Among other things, Gingrich’s speech included a reference to George Washington crossing the Delaware when the American revolution was “hanging on a thread.” (As The Atlantic’s Max Fisher points out, Gingrich also mentioned Mark Bowden’s book “Guests of the Ayatollah,” a study of the Iran hostage crisis, an event the State Department says the MEK participated in. The group denies it played a role in the embassy takeover.)
Guess he has to find ways to bring attention to himself somehow.