FINALLY - someone seeking the GOP nomination finally says something about my #1 pet issue (national defense, namely the war against Islamofascism) that makes me stand up and cheer.
Earlier in these pages I've expressed my interest in the potential candidacy of Fred Thompson, former actor and TN Senator. Fred's candidacy seems like quite the long shot, and I've long expressed my belief that the Republican with the best chance to win the nomination is Rudy Giuliani, the former Mayor of New York. I've been hesitant to support Rudy as the ideal candidate because of his support for the practice of abortion. After what I heard from him yesterday I'm starting to rethink that entirely.
The opening of the San Francisco Chronicle article starts with:
"Republican Rudolph Giuliani drew a swift and angry reaction Wednesday from his prospective Democratic rivals for president for asserting that the election of a Democrat in 2008 would put the country back 'on defense' against terrorism, prolonging the global conflict with violent extremists and costing the nation additional lives."
"...he warned that the election of a Democrat could be costly in terms of lives and the length of time it will take to succeed. 'The question is going to be how long does it take and how many losses will we have along the way,' Giuliani said. 'And I truly believe that if we go back on defense for a period of time we're going to ultimately have more losses and it's going to go on much longer.'"
"'If one of them (Democrat Presidential Candidates) gets elected, it sounds to me like we're going on the defense," he said. "We've got a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq. We're going to wave the white flag there. We're going to try to cut back on the Patriot Act. We're going to cut back on electronic surveillance. We're going to cut back on interrogation. We're going to cut back, cut back, cut back, and we'll be back in our pre-September 11 mentality of being on defense.'"
and then of course came the predictable, typical howling by the Democrats to a very accurate description of their view of the GWOT. Here we go,
The Breck Girl: "Giuliani's 'suggestion that there is some superior 'Republican' way to fight terrorism is both divisive and plain wrong. He knows better.'" Wrong, Sweetheart.
Barack Obama, the Second Coming: "'the politics of fear to a new low' and predicted that Americans will reject such rhetoric. " Its called the politics of facing reality, Barack.
But Hillary Clinton's response was the most delicious: "'One of the great tragedies of this administration is that the president failed to keep this country unified after 9/11,' she said. 'We have to protect our country from terrorism -- it shouldn't be a Democratic fight or a Republican fight.'"
Do you follow Hillary's remark? How in God's name could any President keep the country unified when the Useful Idiots of the Mainstream Media continue to be a bullhorn for the Democrats when they pretend as though there really IS NO threat in the GWOT? The biggest threat to civilization is not the Islamofascists that want to cut your throat and mine, the biggest problem/threat is the foreign policy of George W. Bush! And its HIS fault that we are so divided! Sorry Hillary, the lack of unity in this nation is because of Power Whores like yourself with this outlook on the enemy we face. If you'd get behind this President in his efforts to confront and defeat this enemy, there wouldn't be disunity. Instead, you want to jump on the GWOT bandwagon when the polls make it the palatable thing to do (you are a Clinton, after all). Then you want to jump off at the first opportunity and blame the entire GWOT and terrorism in general on this President's foreign policy.
Folks, THIS IS WHY I CALL THEM POWER WHORES. Defending this country against a threat that is plain as the nose on your face takes a backseat to their attainment and retaining of power.
Good Job, Rudy. You have my vote in '08. More on this later.