Lost in the furor over the non-quote of Rudy Giuliani, and really it may be time that all candidates for President of the United States READ an opposing views speech before using a headline to frame a political argument, was America’s Mayor’s repeated mandate for maintaining an offensive posture in the War on Terror. Here are the words that provoked the Democrats protesting (methinks too much) about his wicked words,
“The only way you’re going to find out about it in advance, the only way you’re going to prevent another Sept. 11 from happening is by being aggressive,” he said.
Hardly divisive, although the raise the white flag Democratic Caucas probably feels that any offensive posturing the US takes is a bad idea. Hell, it worked well for Neville Chamberlin, so why not. Understand that the things which Giuliani stands for, NSA wiretapping, upholding The Patriot Act, aggressive interdiction of terrorism where they train and gather and aggressive interrogation, which has yielded valuable intelligence, and is not equivalent to Abu Graib, are policies, by and large that the Democratic Caucas has upheld. This was shown by an operative of the Democractic Party, and his comments.
Marty Capodice, 64, of Hopkinton, who said he thinks the Bush administration has stripped away too many civil liberties in the interest of national security, asked Giuliani if that meant Americans would have “no rights.”
“That’s hardly no rights,” Giuliani said. “You live in a country where you have more courts than anybody in the world. You live in a country that has more rights than any in the history of the world. You have more freedom than anyone in this world has ever had, and no one has taken that from you.”
The response drew loud applause from a crowd of hundreds who packed the Simon Center at NEC.
Good to see that people in The Granite State have some common sense.