Of course not. But he would rather run against George McGovern than Bill Clinton, so he has to transform both Kenya and Iraq into North Vietnam. The irony, of course, is that Obama has just bet the ranch on an LBJ-esque surge in Afghanistan, but that doesn’t fit the narrative unless Newt truly embraces his inner Nixon. And to do that he would have to announce that he has a secret plan to end the war in Afghanistan. And that would never fly because today’s Republicans are fundamentally pro-war.