Steve Forbes has a suggestion:
How about Newt Gingrich as our high-commissioner-equivalent in Iraq? He is politically skillful. He knows history as well as anyone. He has the absorbent mind to learn quickly what he’d need to know about the area, both before and after he arrived on the scene. And experience has taught him how to be politically nimble, a necessity in dealing with the treacherous political and social currents over there.
Would this be the same Newt Gingrich who had to resign in disgrace because he so badly bungled his brief shot at Congressional leadership?