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Why does Rudy Giuliani hate our troops?
October 28, 2004 8:44 AM   Subscribe

"The president was cautious the president was prudent the president did what a commander in chief should do. No matter how you try to blame it on the president the actual responsibility for it really would be for the troops that were there. Did they search carefully enough? Didn't they search carefully enough?" Rudy Giuliani blames the troops for the current missing explosives scandal. (340K wmv file). Can we finally stop talking about this hack as a viable candidate for national office?
posted by jpoulos (31 comments total)

 
(Via Atrios. semi-self-link-disclaimer: I'm serving the wmv file, to help save atrios' bandwidth.)
posted by jpoulos at 8:49 AM on October 28, 2004


"The president was cautious the president was prudent the president did what a commander in chief should do!"

...grunted rudy through clenched teeth as dubyuh violently sodomized him.
posted by quonsar at 9:03 AM on October 28, 2004


Former NY mayors never get elected President.
Former police commissioners, on the other hand, ...

those who had the misfortune to notice Giuliani's pettiness and small-mindedness and general hackitude during his mayor years aren't surprised by this.
not to mention, Hillary Clinton would have kicked his ass four years ago. ill health at least spared him an embarrassment that would've ended his political career for good

Giuliani looked amazingly good post-911, true. especially because Bush just looked so scared and out of his league

posted by matteo at 9:06 AM on October 28, 2004


HIT A REBULICAN IN THE FACT WITH A BRICK
[With credit to the great and all-knowing quonsar pants-fish]
posted by monju_bosatsu at 9:07 AM on October 28, 2004




He always was a little dictator, and fits in well with the Bushies. He'll say whatever they want him to, but each time he says stupidity like this, he turns off more moderates--something i think they hope he'd attract.

"Why doesn't he support our troops?" --to take a quote out of their playbook.

and everything matteo said.
posted by amberglow at 9:12 AM on October 28, 2004


Ouch. I used to like Giuliani, even before 9-11, even when he was just your average asshole. I thought he was the kind of tough, take-no-prisoners mayor NY needed at the time, whether they liked it or not.

But ever since his RNC speech ("I said, 'Thank God George Bush is our president.'") he's really shown himself to be the dipshit, ass-kissing jerk everyone told me he was. Oh well, live and learn.
posted by fungible at 9:14 AM on October 28, 2004


I find it blood-boilingly, jaw-droppingly insane (yet predictable) that most mainstream media are treating this as another He Said / He Said story. On one side, even ignoring that local scoop above, we have: Iraqi leaders, Iraqi employees of the site, David Kay and many others saying the explosives were almost certainly there at the start of the invasion, and on the other, Bush administration flacks saying "well, we just don't know" or "the Russians did it" or whatever today's ludicrous spin is. So the two sides are even, and there's no way for journalists to evaluate the two claims for veracity.

And to top it all off, even IF they were dispersed as we were starting to invade, that STILL makes the invasion the cause of the dispersal of these dangerous explosives. So even by Bush's own narrative, our launching of a war in Iraq has put us all at greater risk, and he has no idea what the actual facts of this crucial situation are! WTF?
posted by soyjoy at 9:26 AM on October 28, 2004


The great thing about this: When Kerry first started harping about the missing explosives, Bush attacked Kerry by claiming that Kerry was criticizing the troops without knowing the facts! Now Rudy does exactly what Bush yelled at Kerry for.

Not exactly on the same page, are they?
posted by Shane at 9:27 AM on October 28, 2004


Doh. I gave him a shot at VP-dom because I saw him as a Fucker For America, not just a plain ole fucker.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 9:28 AM on October 28, 2004


Does anyone want to start a betting pool on what primo appointment Rudy G. has been promised in a second Bush term in return for his shameless spinning?

Attorney General? Sec'y of DHS?

I used to respect the guy, but no longer. He's become a major league shill.
posted by pitchblende at 9:32 AM on October 28, 2004


If the soldiers on the ground where to blaim, they would have to have the free will to decide to guard/secure/blow the explosives up.

Does anyone have evidence that the troups *HAD* the free will to decide to secure the explosives and opted to NOT secure the explosives?

Cuz, my understanding about the military is free will is not one of the things soldiers on the ground have alot of.
posted by rough ashlar at 9:40 AM on October 28, 2004


My! My!
How Saint Rudi has shamefully soiled himself yet again.

Has anyone told his ex-wife what a shit he is?
Oh, never mind, I think she already knows.

Perhaps the gang banging Governator can step in and take up Rudi's slack for Dubya in the final days of the campaign?

The company that man keeps! Its enough to win the Southern Baptist vote! Restoring honor and dignity, one creep at a time.
posted by nofundy at 10:12 AM on October 28, 2004


Well, this is kinda funny: conservative Kos wannabe RedState is trying to frame Kerry's comments on the missing weapons in terms of John Kerry "criticizing the troops."

So, kids, tell us: why does Rudy Giuliani hate our troops so much? I'm sure you'll be right on it, what with you having fabricated the logic already when it served to attack John Kerry.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 10:13 AM on October 28, 2004


I used to respect Rudy but he's since outed himself as a party line parroting little bitch. It doesn't help that he's a Yankee fan either.

Why does Rudy hate America so much?

Oh yeah, he should also never ever be interviewed without his glasses on, it makes his hair look like its running away from his forehead.
posted by fenriq at 12:45 PM on October 28, 2004


I find it blood-boilingly, jaw-droppingly insane (yet predictable) that most mainstream media are treating this as another He Said / He Said story.

It's worse than that. I heard a reporter on NPR claim that Kerry has been "milking" the story the whole week.
posted by euphorb at 1:08 PM on October 28, 2004


I submit that the skillsets required to succeed as Mayor of NYC are mutually exclusive with those required for election to national office....
posted by lodurr at 1:28 PM on October 28, 2004


Well, euphorb, Kerry is milking it. It's a rare example of the press understanding facts, and being willing to talk about them, so he's going to hammer it home.

There was enough explosives there to take out half a million airliners, do you feel safer now? And just try to give the administration credit for going in to stop weapons of mass destruction. seeing as how this was the material used to blow a hole in the side of the USS Cole in 2000, maybe they'd keep some kind of eye on it?

I'm sure the NPR reporter was just wishing for a nice juicy sex scandal to milk themselves.
posted by Busithoth at 1:33 PM on October 28, 2004


Wow. I hope Rudy at least wiped W's feces off his lips after that. Then again after this administration's attempt at cutting soldiers' pay this utterance is merely in lockstep with what passes for thinking at the GOP.
posted by clevershark at 1:38 PM on October 28, 2004


I'm sure the NPR reporter was just wishing for a nice juicy sex scandal to milk themselves.

Some would say they're usually milking themselves anyway.
posted by soyjoy at 2:37 PM on October 28, 2004


Got milk?
posted by allaboutgeorge at 4:16 PM on October 28, 2004


Well, euphorb, Kerry is milking it.

i agree it seems that way, but is that b/c the press chooses to ignore everything else he says, or is it really a valid criticism? i honestly don't know.

And just try to give the administration credit for going in to stop weapons of mass destruction.

i wouldn't call these "weapons of mass destruction," as nebulous as that term is. unless you want to classify TNT as a weapon of mass destruction. or a plane.

great links from matteo and malphigian, btw. thanks.
posted by mrgrimm at 4:45 PM on October 28, 2004




Well, if Bush hasn't been milking Kerry's votes on the $87 billion supplemental aid bill for Iraq, I don't know what milking is. Never mind that it makes no sense and holds no logical water whatsoever.

So Kerry's going to hit home with an issue like this, which really just shows the egg on the admin.'s face in all of the post-war (lack of) planning.

My poorly articulated point about giving the neo-cons credit for going in looking for weapons of mass destruction is kind of a "thank the gods they didn't find them" because, if they had, what would they have done, exactly?

Why would the "Keep Out" signs placed by the U.S. military carry more weight than those of the I.A.E.A.?

Also, I completely got sidetracked from saying that I think Giuliani's comments completely hamstring any real chances he might have of running for POTUS in 2008. Moronic. I don't think you can show a greater lack of comphrehension of their situation than asking aloud why they didn't commit insubordination.
posted by Busithoth at 5:39 PM on October 28, 2004


Attorney General? Sec'y of DHS?

Definite AG-- the word is that Ashcroft is out...
posted by cell divide at 5:58 PM on October 28, 2004


muckster: It was also interesting when I posted it (with the same text even) about 20 posts up in this thread. :)

No matter anyway, the "American Al Qaeda" tape will be dominating the news for the next few days.
posted by malphigian at 6:14 PM on October 28, 2004


No matter anyway, the "American Al Qaeda" tape will be dominating the news for the next few days.

even tho it specifically says that the violence will happen if Bush is elected?
posted by amberglow at 6:30 PM on October 28, 2004


Busted for double comment!
posted by muckster at 7:02 PM on October 28, 2004




Rudy fuckin' Giuliani.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:01 PM on October 28, 2004


I thought Rudy Giuliani was cool before he started getting really political and standing up for George W. Bush. Not to say I hate George Bush, but I know from many different points of view that i've read, seen and listened to that he screwed up really bad in the last 4 years. There is no other reason why I am not voting for him.
posted by Keyser Soze at 11:49 PM on October 28, 2004


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