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Newt Gingrich Decides To Commemorate Pearl Harbor By Pointing Out Japan's 'Professional Brilliance'

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The USS Arizona sinks in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich noted Japanese "brillianc
The USS Arizona sinks in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich noted Japanese "brilliance" in planning the attacks on Pearl Harbor and elsewhere in the Pacific.

Newt Gingrich fired off an unusual series of tweets in commemoration of Pearl Harbor Day in which he noted Japan’s “professional brilliance” in carrying out the surprise attack. 

While many marked Wednesday’s 75th anniversary by remembering the more than 2,300 U.S. servicemen killed in battle on Dec. 7, 1941, Gingrich took a different approach.

Here are the tweets:  

Gingrich, who has co-authored two novels based on the events surrounding the attack, drew sharp replies on Twitter: 

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