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Giuliani Chimes In, Bashing Obama on Sept. 11

By Michael D. Shear
Republican Sen. John McCain on Wednesday brought out the big guns -- America's Mayor -- in an effort to continue bashing Democrat Barack Obama as soft on terrorism.

In a conference call with reporters, former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani reiterated the McCain campaign's claim that Obama has a "September 10" mentality and said he was puzzled by what he said was the Democrat's "softer" approach to terrorism.

"He seems to think [terrorism] is adequately dealt with merely by being a criminal prosecution," Giuliani, himself a famous prosecutor, said. "On every issue, he takes a softer approach."

Giuliani was referring to comments by Obama two days ago, in which he said that after the "first attack against the World Trade Center, we were able to arrest those responsible, put them on trial. They are currently in U.S. prisons, incapacitated."

Giuliani said that statement -- and other comments Obama has made -- suggest Obama would go no further than criminal prosecutions in combating terrorism.

"I'm not saying they shouldn't have been prosecuted," Giuliani said. "But it's the idea that it's the be all and end all that's the mistake."

In fact, Obama has himself rejected an over-reliance on the legal system, calling for military tribunals and saying last August that "I ... reject a legal framework that does not work."

Giuliani, a former McCain rival, is now attempting to lend his Sept. 11 credentials to the Republican campaign. But he also chided both campaigns yesterday for name-calling instead of seriously discussing the issue. He criticized McCain's advisers for calling Obama "naive" and said Obama should not be talking about the "politics of fear."

Asked about a television pundit who called President Bush's foreign policy "stupid," Giuliani said "I think we should restrain from using similar language about Senator Obama."


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Guiliani is interesting. Before the primary season begun, the common view was that had the Republican nomination wrapped up. Then he fell quick and hard. This is the man that blamed the troops in Iraq for allowing tons of explosives to disappear from a weapons depot. Guliani is also the man that associates black Americans with crime. The Democrats have mostly let him off easily for his blunders, but if you're a thinking person, you have to ask "Is Guliani's opinion worth anything?" I'm sick of hearing opinions from idiots, and Guliani like Bush Jr is just another one of them.

Posted by: Facts Only | June 19, 2008 8:01 PM

Isn't it ironic that JMcC and Guliani are calling Obama naive and inexperience? What experience has either off them done to prepare for this office of the President? Age does not warrant experience. To much trying to ACT as a maverick can prove one's actions as living too close on the edge unprepared; can sometimes cause one to come across as being stupid, a hothead and a bully. Upon responses,This could lead to challenges which causes McC to resort to name calling and childish Play. This is so unpatriotic. Does McC realize that These are not games for a not ready for prime time man to play when seeking the office of President.

Posted by: Mamamay | June 19, 2008 3:26 AM

Isn't it ironic that JMcC and Guliani are calling Obama naive and inexperience? What experience has either off them done to prepare for this office of the President? Age does not warrant experience. To much trying to ACT as a maverick can prove one's actions as living too close on the edge unprepared; can sometimes cause one to come across as being stupid, a hothead and a bully. Upon responses,This could lead to challenges which causes McC to resort to name calling and childish Play. This is so unpatriotic. Does McC realize that These are not games for a not ready for prime time man to play when seeking the office of President.

Posted by: Mamamay | June 19, 2008 3:26 AM

Isn't it ironic that JMcC and Guliani are calling Obama naive and inexperience? What experience has either off them done to prepare for this office of the President? Age does not warrant experience. To much trying to ACT as a maverick can prove one's actions as living too close on the edge unprepared; can sometimes cause one to come across as being stupid, a hothead and a bully. Upon responses,This could lead to challenges which causes McC to resort to name calling and childish Play. This is so unpatriotic. Does McC realize that These are not games for a not ready for prime time man to play when seeking the office of President.

Posted by: Mamamay | June 19, 2008 3:26 AM

Isn't it ironic that JMcC and Guliani are calling Obama naive and inexperience? What experience has either off them done to prepare for this office of the President? Age does not warrant experience. To much trying to ACT as a maverick can prove one's actions as living too close on the edge unprepared; can sometimes cause one to come across as being stupid, a hothead and a bully. Upon responses,This could lead to challenges which causes McC to resort to name calling and childish Play. This is so unpatriotic. Does McC realize that These are not games for a not ready for prime time man to play when seeking the office of President.

Posted by: Mamamay | June 19, 2008 3:26 AM

Posted by: I'm just sayin' | June 19, 2008 2:49 AM

Let's just all agree that Bush is the worst President in US history. His aloof, disinterested, self-deceiving, secretive style allowed his underlings to promote their own neocon agenda. His inexperience was the major reason his administration used loyalty to Bush and Party to screen candidates for important positions. Obama scares me, because he uses the same management style.

Posted by: David | June 19, 2008 1:36 AM

A September 10th mentality? We need a "Common Sense" mentality not a propaganda heat wave. Encourage your representatives to impeach Bush.


"This (9/11) was all planned. This was a government-ordered operation. Bush personally signed the order. He personally authorized the attacks. He is guilty of treason and mass murder."

--Bob Dole's Former Chief of Staff,Stanley Hilton

http://www.globalresearch.ca/PrintArticle.php?articleId=9056

Posted by: Brian Randall | June 19, 2008 12:36 AM

Is not the State law sufficient to deal with the problem? Under the law criminals and those who strike with terror should be dealt with accordingly. The law would prevent the government from being too hard and harsh or too soft when dealing with the criminals. That is what America stands for, right?

Posted by: cklama | June 18, 2008 8:37 PM

Hey Giuliani how did you find time to come out of your basement from making those I WAS THERE FOR 911 BUTTONS.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 18, 2008 8:34 PM

Remember this the "great" mayor of NYC was told not to locate his emergency 911 center in the towers but over in Staten Island, his infinite wisdom, no his ego,no his nepotism, ruled over common sense

Posted by: Pat | June 18, 2008 4:41 PM

******WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE*****
Bin Laden for the attacks of September 11, 2001
Its been close to 7 years now, and we still can't get him.
Don't know why, he is in Iraq right?
Rudy... why can't we get him?

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | June 18, 2008 4:01 PM

I hope u "Barama idiots" don't vote. You contribute nothing productive, immature twights. The only advantage Barama has is that he can SUCK HIS OWN CCK.

Posted by: Black Banana | June 18, 2008 3:08 PM

Not a Pawn -- how about this:

"McCain, because we need to keep a Republican in the White House, regardless of who it is"

Yes, you hit the nail on the head, we will gladly give up our rights and take away others' rights, and torture people who haven't been proven to have done anything, so long as we're not attacked, and so long as we feel irrationally that the idiot in the White House is to thank for that.

Posted by: MikeinPhilly | June 18, 2008 2:49 PM

"The media has turned attention away from the truth. The say we made a mistake in Iraq, BUT! Since 9/11 has the U.S.A. been attacked?!?!? Have we?!?!? Have we been attacked since 9/11?!?!?!?!?"

If you look back on the history of terrorism in the US, the attacks have been rare and very far in between... that last time there was an attack on US soil before 9/11 was back in 1993, 8 years earlier. If we include attacks elsewhere (though still targeted at us), then it's only 2 or 3 other attacks (aside from 9/11, all these other attacks resulted in relatively few deaths)... however one thing to keep in mind is that the war in Iraq has come at the cost of over 4,000 american lives(and this doesn't even include the thousands of innocent iraqi citizens); also note that Bin laden himself is NOT in iraq... while you're talking about talking to families, maybe you'd like to talk to the families who lost sons and daughters fighting in iraq.


Posted by: Monte | June 18, 2008 2:40 PM

Vijay, when you said '4 years of [Obama's] "change" will bring about a foreign, economic and social policy disaster the likes of which the US (and the world) will never have seen', surely you were confusing the future with the present. Or do you actually want to keep going down the path of the Bush presidency. A path that has precisely realized what you describe for the "future" with Obama. How can you possibly project that an approach to democracy where ideas can be exchanged freely and debated with rigor and an entirely new foreign policy that relies on understanding and intelligence over arrogant and horribly incorrect assumptions, could make things worse? I mean... seriously? Are you serious?

Posted by: jay | June 18, 2008 2:36 PM

Guiliani????

What does this country stand for? I applaud the high court's decision, and I am thankful Obama has done so as well. I believe they made the right decision. There is still a way to treat people. We must still be civil for goodness sakes.

"Policy of fear"
I wasn't brainwashed to see it for it is. Anyone who understands psychological factors, understands how those who weak in thought are likely to buy into the constant repeated words of "terrorism," "our enemy," "the nature of terrorists," and constant pictures of people of a certain background (along with those repeated words)....if that isn't playing on the conditioning behind fear...what the heck is that then? I mean, especially when you keep using that in reference to "our security." I've been onto this since Bush's first term. This isn't a recent tactic, but it has been going on for some years. It is what it is, and there is nothing wrong with educating people on that. There is nothing wrong about simply informing about harmful targets; there is something wrong when you keep using those repeated words, phrases, statements, false reports, to condition people into the frame of thought to push for agendas that extend past these terrorist targets in the first place. If it is not fear, what is it then? What "nature" is this we are speaking of? Why reference this "nature" of the "enemy" instead of simply giving us the facts period?

I like how Obama responded with his reasoning, instead of making empty statements like "you're supporting delusional policies" and using the word "naive." That was a whole lot of nothing. At the least, give explanation and leave those words or phrases out, McCain campaigners. Whether the statements are agreed or not, we can agree or disagree with some amount of reasoning with explanation rather than insulting words. On that, I agree with Guiliani. I find Giuliani, however, in denial on the fear tactic; that isn't going to fly around here anymore.

Posted by: Obama2008 | June 18, 2008 2:15 PM

Rudy was present on 9/11 to say "thank God George Bush is our president." That constitutes his "leadership." Rudy is a self-promoting, self-righteous idiot. His emperor's clothes are so completely off after his ill-fated compaign (can you say 9/11 ten times in one sentence?) and wife maltreatment that all he's doing is by opening his mouth is helping Obama, so I hope Rudy keeps on talking!

Posted by: MikeinPhilly | June 18, 2008 1:59 PM

Meeting between Obama and Ahmednajad.

Obama: Hey Ahmad, want to play some hoops
Ahmadnejad: No, I dont play hoops

Obama: Ok! Ok. How about a beer or some pie.
Ahmadnjead: I dont drink Alcohol

Obama: Chill man. Why are you always so mad.
Ahmednajad: Because the holocaust never happened. Because my plans for destroying Israel are getting delayed. Becayse the 11 Imam is mad that we dont have apocalypse yet.

Obama: Ok Ok man, I dig it. BTW, do you really have nuclear weapons.
Admednajad (Smiling slyly), I do but it is only for peaceful purposes.

Obama: Ok Ok. I trust you man. Not many of my countryman do but I do. Just dont' break my trust man. Sweet. See you later.

Ahmednajad goes back to Iran. Arms a missile with nuclear weapons and sends it to Israel. Luckily it veeers off course and drops into the Persian gulf.

American special forces kidnap Ahmednajad and present him before Obama.

Obama requrests a public trial in the supreme court. Ahmednajad is defended by Johny Cochran who allegest racism. Supreme court frees Ahmednajad by 5-4 margin.

Play over

Posted by: Rambo | June 18, 2008 1:56 PM

Very sad for the country that Rudy chose to skip the early primaries. History will judge him as one of Americas foremost leaders, the nasty Obamaniacs on this blog notwithstanding. Obama softness is not a useful approach in a world of vicious crazies like A'jad of Iran and Kim of Korea. Chatting with dictators will accomplish nothing other than build up their legitimacy and give them time to do their dirty work. If Iran succeeds in getting a nuclear weapon on Obama's shift, it is highly likely to get into the hands of terrorist proxies. At that point, it will be too late even to chat. With Obama, it's "Good-bye, New York and DC."

Posted by: Dave J | June 18, 2008 1:17 PM

McCain opposes the recent Supreme Court decision to give the prisoners hat Gitmo habius corpus, on the grounds that these "bad guys" don't deserve such rights.

The problem that McCain and Bush and all of their backers fail to acknowledge, however, is that MOST of the people in these prisons are FALSELY accused. It should be everyone's desire to see the right people hanged and the wrong people set free. The problem is that without DUE PROCESS we can't determine WHO is actually guilty and who isn't. Yes, the REAL terrorists deserve harsh treatment, the problem is that you first have to determine WHO the real terrorists are so that you aren't imprisoning and punishing innocent goat herders.

Posted by: Jeff | June 18, 2008 1:10 PM

"4 years of his "change" will bring about a foreign, economic and social policy disaster that likes of which the US (and the world) will never have seen!"

I almost fell out of my chair laffin... This is JUST what BUSH has done and McSame is promisiming more...

LOL

Posted by: p-diddy | June 18, 2008 1:02 PM

And how is the self proclaimed President of 9-11 doing these days? Yawn...

Posted by: 2008 | June 18, 2008 12:58 PM

Is this guy Guiliani the same RudE who couldn't get himself arrested in the republican primaries? the one who still owes money?

The one who can't say any sentence without the numerals 9/11?

Who cares what that stuttering jerk thinks? And I mean about anything, including his ugly cross-eyed trashy spouse.

Posted by: jeffp | June 18, 2008 12:50 PM

Obamaniacs will rue the day their hero reaches the white house. 4 years of his "change" will bring about a foreign, economic and social policy disaster that likes of which the US (and the world) will never have seen. At the end of it the only change will be pennies in every one's pocket. That will be fitting lesson for those looking for bombast for citizens instead of bombs for terrorists.

Posted by: Vijay | June 18, 2008 12:49 PM

Thank the power above 80% of Americans are sane.

Posted by: justadad55+ | June 18, 2008 12:47 PM

Actually, Obama does not have to toe the DNC line, his money comes from 1,600,000 contributors. This is is part why a lot of DNC people (who wanted the Clintons to be President again) are so angry. Obama can afford to lead. McSame (sorry, but it just happens to be true) can not afford to do anything other than pander to "the base". Otherwise, he stands no chance.
Whatever he did in the spitirt of bipartisanship is over. He is an RNC company man.

If you like the way the RNC has fed you your politics during the last eight years, you will vote for John McCain with a clear conscience.

Posted by: shrink2 | June 18, 2008 12:46 PM

Who cares what Guliani says? What is really needed is a Sept 12 attitude. An attitude that embraces freedom of religion, which those who attacked us on Sept 11 are totally against, is what the president (Bush, at the time) should have been preaching and practicing. There should have been no attacks against a country which had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks. Rather, we should have used the good will that our country enjoyed on Sept 12, 2001 to further freedom of religion throughout the world. Had we done that, I am certain that Osama Bin Laden and his ilk would have been brought to justice by now.

Posted by: FLTNVA | June 18, 2008 12:41 PM

Yes, Giuliani. We know Bush's plan to "hunt 'em down" worked out really, really well. (sacrcasm) Osama Bin forgotten.

Clinton prosecuted and jailed the men behind the WTC bombing in the early '90's. They never mention that.

'Osama...? Oh, I just don't think about him anymore,' Bush said.

Barack Obama should continue to warn the public of the politics of fear. Bush was able to push his awful agenda because Americans were afraid and very much vulnerable to manipulation.

http://healinganation.wordpress.com/

Posted by: tankas | June 18, 2008 12:41 PM

Reading his quote, I find it hard to see how they got from one point to this. It's not like Obama said the only way to fight terrorism is through the justice system. I think if you take into context EVERYTHING he said, he was referring to once they are incarcerated they should be prosecuted instead of just sitting there in Gitmo limbo.
Yet somehow this becomes his stance on terrorism. They are like the "not as smart" kid in the class that always needs a little help. McSame is really disappointing to me. I remember his stance on the issues during his first run. You'd think this was a different person.

Posted by: The Chief | June 18, 2008 12:26 PM

Giuliani is nothing but a 9/11 souvenir peddler anything that has something to do with him and 9/11 is for sale he besmirch's the familys and the victums of 9/11: BESMIRCH- to detract from the honor of and thats whats he does (yes Obama can)!!!!!

Posted by: H-ROD | June 18, 2008 12:24 PM

Methinks he dost protest too much. Perhaps Rudy would be better served trying to explain why his triumphant approach to anti-terrorism DIDN'T get him the RNC nomination. Rudy trying to be authoritative on terrorism is grandstanding on the deaths of those that died on 9/11.

Posted by: Satire | June 18, 2008 12:18 PM

Wow, an idiot who knows less about campaigning strategy than a first year college student studying political sciences is bashing the best presidential candidate this country has had since Kennedy. Good work rudy. Now why don't you crawl back into your hole and resume your work making NYC a bigger mess!

Posted by: Robert Bachorik | June 18, 2008 12:14 PM

Let's not forget about the exciting Senate polls that were released yesterday and aren't really being covered: Kentucky looks unexpectedly VERY competitive and al Franken is sinking in MN: http://www.campaigndiaries.com/2008/06/tuesday-polls-obama-pulls-ahead-in-ohio.html

Posted by: Dan | June 18, 2008 12:14 PM

Question... Did NIXON make China stop supporting North Vietnam with money and weapons to kill our troops prior to speaking with them?

We have got to let this holy supreme being type of thinking go!

We gave the Afghans money and weapons during the war agaisnt Russia. we helped KILL russian troops did that make us bad? evil? No, we felt the ends justified the means. (it did bite us in the azz though).

My point is SO FRIGGIN WHUT Iran is giving weapons to IRAQI's. If somebody invaded canada would we help? If somebody ocupied the U.S. would we want canada to help us make IED's and destroy the occupyers?

Conflict resolution starts with talking!!!!!!!! Not making a demand that if u do what I say then I will BLESS you with a meeting. Isnt it Bush who looked into a world leaders eyes and saw his soul... LMAO

Last but not least if Reverend Wright is racist (which he is not) than what about those who go to Bob Jones university? guilt by association. Isnt that the GOP way? trent Lott?

Posted by: p-diddy | June 18, 2008 12:13 PM

Neither side is showing much of a balance in their approach toward terrorism. As an independent, I can't see Obama doing anything but toeing the DNC line either. McCAIN (man, am I tired of the "McSame" references--enough of the petty name calling) has worked across the aisle on numerous times. He has, however, looked less bipartisan of late, though he appears to be light years ahead of Obama. I know Obama has the talk of a bipartisan, but his record...that's another story. I'd rather see him more in the wings for 4 years to show some proof.

Posted by: jc | June 18, 2008 12:12 PM

I wonder why Guiliani doesn't want Obama to continue to talk about the "politics of fear" isn't that what Bush and his cronies used to justify invading Irag? He knew that a certain group with the "gang - get them get anybody" mentality would quickly galvanize because they've never moved far from that mentality. Time for a change people or the United States as we know it will dissappear while we bicker other nations are buying up prime property in the U.S.

Posted by: M. Bailey | June 18, 2008 12:11 PM

NOT SOFTER, DIFFERENT BUSH HAS NOT DONE ONE THING TO MAKE US SAFER, MCCAIN WHO IS FOLLOWING IN BUSH'S FOOTSTEPS WILL NOT MAKE US SAFER EITHER NOR WILL 9/11 PEDDLER GIULIANI.( YES OBAMA CAN )!!!!!!!

Posted by: H-ROD | June 18, 2008 12:09 PM

NOT SOFTER, DIFFERENT BUSH HAS NOT DONE ONE THING TO MAKE US SAFER, MCCAIN WHO IS FOLLOWING IN BUSH'S FOOTSTEPS WILL NOT MAKE US SAFER EITHER NOR WILL 9/11 PEDDLER GIULIANI.( YES OBAMA CAN )!!!!!!!

Posted by: H-ROD | June 18, 2008 12:09 PM

This so-called America's Mayor is the greatest embarrassment to the USA. The sooner Guliani fades away into oblivion, the better for everyone. We need to move on with our nation and our lives.

Posted by: Michael | June 18, 2008 12:07 PM

What's going to get GOP elected? Even just a minor attack in our homeland by Bin Laden is going to put Obama away.

No, I won't want that to happen, but Bin Laden is going to want that to happen. See how much Bush has helped Bin Laden sealed his near-saint image in the Muslim world.

But Obama is going to do the 180-degree flip and recoil from Bush, and put us on the exact opposite yet similarly dangerous course. I don't like Obama. I'd rather than McCain.

Posted by: Steve | June 18, 2008 12:07 PM

typical neocon spin. take any thoughtful comment by an opponent and twist it into weakness. to them, anything short of torturing every Muslim we can find is soft on terrorism. Obama was commenting on the Supreme Court opinion that the Guantanamo prisoners can ask a court to see if there's any basis for their detention. Even George Will (hardly soft on terrorism, Rudy) agreed with the decision (see yesterday's column). Obama merely said that the civil process is acceptable in most cases and that we needn't use military tribunals exclusively. Rudy is the old politics - knee jerk pandering to knee jerk voters - just like McCain (worst decision ever - habeus is for wimps - no big deal that it's the most important individual liberty in the Constitution that makes America worth dying for) Or maybe that's it - some folks think that protecting themselves comes before protecting what America is, or, to put it another way, America isn't really worth dying for, so throw the Constitution out and keep me safe. It's becomming clearer to me now.

Posted by: JoeT | June 18, 2008 12:07 PM

Giuliani is a Joke! A corrupt, money grubbing, scum bag politician who should crawl back under the rock he lives under. "Terror Credentials" ??? Who listens to this garbage much less believes any of it?

I think the Republicans are so in denial that they still think it is 2003!

Posted by: volakis | June 18, 2008 12:05 PM

Some of these guys just dont know when to quit. The onetrickpony Rudy managed to find some time in his busy schedule hustling the likes of the Colombia govt. via peptalks @ inflated per diems to dip his toe in the race which disgarded him as a hasbeen out of the gates.
Hey Rudy, why dont you consult with the Saudis from whose country 90% of the 9/11 terrorists came from? They need your help more than we do....and stop twisting the intentions or patriotism of your next President.

Posted by: Justaminute | June 18, 2008 12:03 PM

Forget Giuliana, why hasn't there been any mention by the MSM about the press conference by Larry Sinclair[you know Obama's special friend] at the National Press Club today at 3pm?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 18, 2008 12:02 PM

How many innocent Americans died in 9/11?

The media has turned attention away from the truth. The say we made a mistake in Iraq, BUT! Since 9/11 has the U.S.A. been attacked?!?!? Have we?!?!? Have we been attacked since 9/11?!?!?!?!?

Why doesn't America ask the 9/11 Victim's families about MegaBam's (Obama's) stance on terrorism. The only "change" I've heard from that P.O.S. American was the change his opponents offered and then he "changed the wording" to make it seem original.

Furthermore, every time an idea/solution is suggested by his opponents he NEVER has a counter plan just a condemnation. He is a Black Nazi, PERIOD!

20 Years with Jeremiah Wright = this formula.

(20 Years x 52 Sundays = 1,040 Black Nazi Sermons)

MCCAIN 08, because there is no other solution.

Posted by: Not a Pawn to MegaBam and the Obamacons! | June 18, 2008 12:02 PM

While I'm no fan of Giuliani, I don't think I'll vote for a president who's going to do a sit-down with Iran with no precondition. Now Obama is trying to back-pedal and tell us that the "no precondition" really has some conditions to it (eg. timing), given that everyone's saying he's soooooo naive.

And yes, indeed Obama is such a naive individual in running a country, that I don't feel safe having him that. I question his so-called judgment, plagiarized policies, and association of tainted/racist individuals.

We can almost be certain that reverse-racism is going to be in vogue, if Obama is to win. But I'm not going to let that happen.

But - all these decisions are not because DNC tells me so, or GOP crying wolf. I arrive at my own conclusions, and I'm going to stick with it. No Clinton, no Dem. As simple as that.

Posted by: Carie | June 18, 2008 12:02 PM

Mayor Guiliani has been reading too many of his own self-generated press releases. He is standing on clay up to his knees. His mayorness is a buffoon and the people of this country know it --- being "brave" after the fact and then trying to mount a political campaign on the strength of having suffered a terrible attack --- wears out quickly.

It wore out for Rudy -- in Florida.

We need a leader that anticipates and acts --- not a mayor who ignores and then reacts.

Posted by: GandalftheGrey | June 18, 2008 12:00 PM

The parrot Giuliani?

Bwaak 9/11 Bwaak 9/11 Bwaak Rudy wants a new dress

Posted by: Sparky | June 18, 2008 12:00 PM

"More politics of fear. Just what we need."

That's rich Susan.
I just can't see the difference between
"The Terrorists will get you if you elect Obama"
and
"Your entitlements will end if you vote for McCain"
It's fear mongering, regardless of what subject is used. It all depends upon the target demographic.
To say different is hypocrisy.
Time to get off the "holier than thou", it makes you look like a partisan buffoon.

Posted by: RoBoTech | June 18, 2008 12:00 PM

Hah! Rudy Giuliani, that paragon of virtue. I wonder how much they're paying him to bad mouth Obama. Got your campaign debt paid off yet, Rudy?

Posted by: AmiBlue | June 18, 2008 11:55 AM

Rudy who?

Oh, oh , oh....you mean the loser/quitter Giuliani! The guy who made his final presidential stand in Florida where the Republican Party stripped half the delegates as a penality for moving up their primary.

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | June 18, 2008 11:52 AM

What country did Rudy want to invade after the first WTC attack? I don't remember him advocating any actions beyond finding and prosecuting the perps then. I guess he had a 9/10 mentality then, too.

Posted by: Cymon Dendu | June 18, 2008 11:52 AM

oh please..."september 11 credentials?"

I'm a New Yorker...and he walked around the streets because he insisted on building his emergency Command Center in the World Trade center. He had no where elso to go!

Give it uo Rudy...

Posted by: Anonymous | June 18, 2008 11:52 AM


Yeah!! Biden was right when he said all Guiliani knew was "A noun, a verb and 9/11...
Rudy, and his SINS, no 1 is BUTCHERY!!!!!!

Posted by: Rajendra Ram | June 18, 2008 11:46 AM

Rudy who? Oh the increasingly irrelevant former hero of 9/11. Yeah right. Guiliani was a miserable racist mayor who tunred NYC into Disneyland removing the right of people to even dance on the weekends in most places and did little to help anyone on 9/11 except his own image.

Posted by: JOE | June 18, 2008 11:45 AM

Guliani is a tool!

He takes credit for the crime drop in NYC when in fact it startedd under the mayor before him and crime dropped in EVERY major city at the same time.

He takes credit through some sort of twisted logic for being strong on terrorist because his city was attacked.

he does not take credit for marrying his 1st cousin, kicking his wife out the mayors mansion, police abuse, ties to organized crime, a father who spent 20 years in prison, cross dressing, having no morals or personal ethics, never been to IRAQ but kows how to win war on terror, etc.....

And the GOP embraced this guy because he represented strength on 9/11... LMAO

Oh

maybe we are the tools

Posted by: P-Diddy | June 18, 2008 11:43 AM

More politics of fear. Just what we need.

It strikes me as odd that the GOP can still get traction out of these comments after everything that has come out about how they handled things post 9/11. The fact that many still believe they are on the right track is frightening to me. I think a new, different approach is definitely in order. Continuous bombing and attacking is not the answer.

Posted by: Susan | June 18, 2008 11:40 AM

Giuliani is a total loser. Who cares what Republican trolls think. We are waiting to vote you all out come Novemeber.
Democrats 08!

Posted by: Steve | June 18, 2008 11:39 AM

watch loose change on google video for free. Obama and McCain are presenting a view in the same false world.

Posted by: Justin | June 18, 2008 11:37 AM

Obama would have terrorists spanked as punishment for terrorist activities.

WHAT A PHONY!

Posted by: 761-091 | June 18, 2008 11:27 AM

He says "softer" as if there is any other alternative to bombing everything we can find. It may be a radical idea, but perhaps physical violence isn't always the best option.

Posted by: gtrain82 | June 18, 2008 11:15 AM

I'm puzzled as to what this strategy will result in: A 2004-style recoil from Dems over terror, or a deserved backlash on McCain and the GOP over wild statements with a poor record to back it up?

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: matt | June 18, 2008 10:56 AM

They still need to choose good VP's, and the poll at http://www.votenic.com just posted their results for the 2008 Weekly VP poll for both Dems and Reps. See who America thinks should be the Presumptive Nominees' running mates.

Posted by: gremance | June 18, 2008 10:49 AM

Rudy Giuliani should "shut his face".

I was in New York when 9/11 happened, he was no hero.

Posted by: Syed | June 18, 2008 10:48 AM


Giuliani has the blood of hundreds of firefighters on his hands, and he is just a former mayor and also-ran Presidential candidate.

Who cares what that loser thinks?

Posted by: Shawn | June 18, 2008 10:42 AM

McSame is owned by the RNC, he can't raise his own money, so he has to toe the RNC line. No matter whether he differed with Bush in the past, the RNC line is the RNC line.

His challenge, together with the corrupt stooge Guliani, will be to make the Bush toadies (the fools who elected Bush) scared enough of Obama that they can convince themselves they will be safer with four more years of Bush/Cheney.

Posted by: shrink2 | June 18, 2008 10:33 AM

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