Rudy is warning you:
"Rudy Giuliani said if a Democrat is elected president in 2008, America will be at risk for another terrorist attack on the scale of Sept. 11, 2001.How can that be? How does he know?
But if a Republican is elected, he said, especially if it is him, terrorist attacks can be anticipated and stopped."
“I listen a little to the Democrats and if one of them gets elected, we are going on defense,” Giuliani continued. “We will wave the white flag on Iraq. We will cut back on the Patriot Act, electronic surveillance, interrogation and we will be back to our pre-Sept. 11 attitude of defense.”He listens "a little" to Democrats? And which Democrats said that? He doesn't say. He appears to be speculating.
“This war ends when they stop coming here to kill us!” Giuliani said in his speech. “Never, ever again will this country ever be on defense waiting for [terrorists] to attack us if I have anything to say about it. And make no mistake, the Democrats want to put us back on defense!”I thought that they would stop coming here to kill us when the US military pulled out of Saudi Arabia which we did. There must be a new "they." I don't want to put words in his mouth, but is he implying that if he is president that America will remain at war? Does he read the polls?
Giuliani said terrorists “hate us and not because of anything bad we have done; it has nothing to do with Israel and Palestine. They hate us for the freedoms we have and the freedoms we want to share with the world.”Where have we heard that before? And don't you just love how we "share our freedoms with the world?"
"Giuliani continued: “The freedoms we have are in conflict with the perverted, maniacal interpretation of their religion.” He said Americans would fight for “freedom for women, the freedom of elections, freedom of religion and the freedom of our economy.”Freedom of elections? Puhleease. Remember Florida? Ohio? Women's rights? hah.
"Addressing the terrorists directly, Giuliani said: “We are not giving that up, and you are not going to take it from us!”
"The crowd thundered its approval."
The crowd must not have been paying close attention in Manchester, NH. I wonder how many were in that "crowd."
I think most Americans will take their chances on our being attacked again. It will be pretty funny when Rudy completely bombs in NY at primary time.
Excerpt from Keith Olbermann on Wed, April 25th Read the rest here.
"How dare you, sir?
"How many casualties will we have?" - this is the language of Bin Laden.
Yours, Mr. Giuliani, is the same chilling nonchalance of the madman, of the proselytizer who has moved even from some crude framework of politics and society, into a virtual Roman Colosseum of carnage, and a conceit over your own ability — and worthiness — to decide, who lives and who dies.
Rather than a reasoned discussion — rather than a political campaign advocating your own causes and extolling your own qualifications — you have bypassed all the intermediate steps, and moved directly to trying to terrorize the electorate into viewing a vote for a Democrat, not as a reasonable alternative and an inalienable right… but as an act of suicide.
This is not the mere politicizing of Iraq, nor the vague mumbled epithets about Democratic 'softness' from a delusional Vice President.
This is casualties on a partisan basis — of the naked assertion that Mr. Giuliani's party knows all and will save those who have voted for it — and to hell with everybody else.
And that he, with no foreign policy experience whatsoever, is somehow the Messiah-of-the-moment.