It's been WWIII for some time now... we just called it "Peace" because either the U.S. wasn't involved, or only one side was doing most the killing. We let nations act as if they aren't at war (with each other, or with the U.S.) just because their troops aren't on the ground, in their nation's uniform.
Newt Gingrich simply stated the 1 fact the current Congress refuses to admit. They weakly and pathetically speak around the facts, Gingrich simply stated what has been fact for awhile now.
I guess to them, as long as they don't say it out loud, it isn't happening.