Newt Gingrich Sony Hacking Is An Act of War ... Let's Hunt Them Down

12/17/2014 3:50 PM PST

Newt Gingrich -- Sony Hacking Is An Act of War ... We Need to Hunt Them Down

EXCLUSIVE

Newt Gingrich wants President Obama to treat the Sony hackers just like Osama Bin Laden -- by tracking them down and getting revenge for what he calls America's first defeat in a cyber war.

We talked to the former Speaker of the House in NYC ... right after Sony announced it was pulling "The Interview" from theaters and he did not try to hide his anger over the hack.

Gingrich says we've now opened the door for foreign terrorists to control American media. As he puts it ... "If they [the Sony hackers] can pull it off, do the Iranians come next?"

Watch the video ... Newt does suggest a plan for Sony to save face and stick it to the hackers.