Friday, June 15, 2007

Giuliani Talks Tough While Hoping Iraq Will Just Go Away

As I noted Wednesday, Rudy Giuliani is trying to get elected by playing down the significance of the war in Iraq, which didn't make the list of his top twelve priorities. The New York Times published this remarkable comment from a man who wants us to see him as a decisive leader:
“Iraq may get better; Iraq may get worse. We may be successful in Iraq; we may not be. I don’t know the answer to that. That’s in the hands of other people."
No, actually Rudy, if you're elected, the mess in Iraq will be in your hands. While he seems reluctant to speak to the issue of what should be done about Iraq, the Times reports that he endorsed the decision to go to war there while here in Wilmington yesterday:
In the past, Mr. Giuliani has been critical of what he referred to as the administration’s failure to explain the importance of the war in Iraq, but not the decision to go to war.
“I think President Bush made the single biggest decision of his presidency correctly,” he said. “He put us on offense against terrorism. I will always admire him for that.”
So the only problem with Iraq is that Bush didn't explain it well enough? Is the problem that we need someone who talks even tougher? Talking tougher without getting around to what he would do hardly strikes me as decisive leadership.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Kilroy Was Here said...

I am not a Giuliani fan because his popularity is a result of 9-11 which was beyond his control and his action during and after the event wasn’t heroic. Don’t get me wrong, I am republican and want a republican for president but not one who is the most marketable base on their celebrity status.

Bush is a total screw up in Iraq but it took the vote of both parties to get us there. Certainly Iraq needs to be tops on the list and if Bush does pull the troops out the next president must. The will be a county after Iraq for our troops to come home to and we better clean it up. The economy, education, health care, Veteran’s benefit and immigration issues need to be dealt with. Also this country is need of dire reform in when to go to war and we need to stop be the world’s Robo Cop !

The human race and their governments are nothing more the grains of sand on the beach that will change with time. Bush is trying to make the world America and uproot cultures that have been in existence thousands of years. I am convinced that people of Iraq don’t want freedom as we have in America. The U.S. needs to back out to the borders and lock down Iraq and the Iraqi government purge the country of insurgents.

I put Romney in the Republican Corner and possible AL Gore may come out of retirement a be a Clinton spoiler.

5:37 PM, June 16, 2007  
Blogger TommyWonk said...

You wax poetic, saying that "governments are nothing more the grains of sand on the beach that will change with time." I would agree to the extent that governments cannot be as unmindful of human nature as our has been in Iraq.

I respect your willingness to offer a prediction this far in advance, particularly since I have not and will not for now, except to say that the Democratic nominee will be elected.

6:12 PM, June 16, 2007  

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