LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) -- Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani mocked his Democratic rivals as impractical, billing himself as a realist on foreign policy with experience at the negotiating table.Hmmmm. "Almost begging ..." I wonder how one "almost" begs for negotiation? In WarWorld, any activity other than mass murder seems to constitute appeasement or begging or some other such unmanly conduct. There's no danger of any of that from any of the major-brand, "legitimate" pretenders to the throne, from either side of the duopoly. I don't know how many Iranian enemies I have now; I do know that every "serious" candidate, meaning all of them this side of Mike Gravel or Dennis Kucinich or Ron Paul, is devoted to making sure I have as many enemies as possible. Thanks, guys and girl. Don't know what I'd do without you.
Giuliani described Democrats as "falling all over themselves" to negotiate quickly and without preconditions with hostile foreign leaders -- a reference to sparring between Democratic candidates Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton over how best to deal with Iran.
"It's a spectacle of almost begging your enemy to negotiate with you," Giuliani said late Thursday in a speech to donors at a Las Vegas casino. "Democrats don't get it ... I think the big difference in voting for me is you will have as president of the United States a realist who has experience negotiating."
Monday, November 12, 2007
No Shortage of Enemies -- and More to Come
Some things change, and some are constant. As the Land of the Sheep and the Home of the Tased staggers toward one potential novelty -- an out-of-the-closet transvestite emperor -- Rudy/Julie assures the Las Vegas crowd that at least one thing will be familiar: perpetual war.