Saturday, May 26, 2007

Rudy: Johnny broke my 9/11!

How Rudy squeals when you try to take his 9/11 away!

The battle began when Edwards laid out his military policy in a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

He accused Bush of using the "war on terror" as an ideological "sledgehammer" to pummel political foes and justify policy disasters like the Iraq war.

Even worse, he said, the approach has backfired, straining the military even as terrorism mushrooms around the world.

"By framing this as a 'war,' we have walked right into the trap the terrorists have set - that we are engaged in some kind of clash of civilizations," he said, saying he would restore America's status as a moral leader.

Stumping in New Hampshire, Giuliani seized on Edwards to make his argument that Democrats were "not facing reality."

"The Democrats - or at least some of them - are in denial," Giuliani told a crowd in Keane, N.H. "In case you missed it - and I guess this Democratic candidate doesn't remember it - [Osama] Bin Laden declared war on us."

Giuliani's attack was unusual for its sharpness and its focus on a particular candidate. But it underscored the eagerness with which Giuliani now grabs every chance to steer the debate toward terrorism and 9/11 to play to what his advisers see as his strong suit.

Not a surprise, because Rudy? Not going to win the Republican nomination on abortion or homosexuality. Has to win on fascism. So of course, he takes every opportunity to remind the Republican flock that no one can play a wrathful God like Rudy can.

Says Edwards:

Edwards' camp fired back, accusing him of using patriotism as a political weapon.

"America deserves better from Rudy Giuliani. They deserve a President whose interest is in protecting America from terrorist attacks and not simply using this for political gain," said Edwards spokesman Eric Schultz.