23
Aug
07

But he looks tough!

From an article in Time today calling Giuliani on his terror BS:  

Democratic Senator Joe Biden is so far the only presidential candidate to directly rebut Giuliani’s claim that he knows more about terrorism and foreign policy. “Give me a break,” says Biden, who has served on the Senate Foreign Relations committee for 32 years and has been to Iraq seven times. “I’m more qualified than him by a mile.” He calls Giuliani a “semidemagogue” on terrorism and criticizes him for mischaracterizing the threat. “I think he gets away with this because the most catastrophic event in modern American history saw him at the base of a building demonstrating some personal courage and taking command.” But this is no time for sentimental whimsy, Biden says. “When power is passed from this President to the next, that person is going to be left with virtually no margin for error.”  

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1 Response to “But he looks tough!”


  1. August 23, 2007 at 2:08 pm

    Also from the article:

    Retired Lieut. General William Odom was director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan from 1985 to 1988. He calls Giuliani’s terrorism rhetoric “the most delightful thing that al-Qaeda could want.” And he laments that Giuliani isn’t showing the stoicism he displayed on 9/11. “We need a President who cools it,” says Odom, a senior fellow with the conservative Hudson Institute. As for Giuliani’s analogy to the cold war, a period Odom knows rather well, he is unimpressed. “Jihadism is a mosquito bite compared to communism,” he says. “Anybody who talks about terrorism this way is like a witch doctor.”


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