What Fresh Hell Is This?

October 26, 2007

Giuliani: "It depends on who does it."

Republican presidential candidate and 9/11 opportunist Rudy Giuliani said of the torture technique known as water-boarding:

Mr. Giuliani responded: “Okay. First of all, I don’t believe the attorney general designate in any way was unclear on torture. I think Democrats said that; I don’t think he was.”

Ms. Gustitus said: “He said he didn’t know if waterboarding is torture.”

Mr. Giuliani said: “Well, I’m not sure it is either. I’m not sure it is either. It depends on how it’s done. It depends on the circumstances. It depends on who does it.
Video at Crooks and Liars.

Republican candidate Benito Giuliani
brushing up on his goose-step.


Anonymous said...

Rudy is a scary f--k! The ease with which he shucks and jives is certainly worthy of a Bush-era politician, but not of a future President.

I think the most enlightening comment about waterboarding was the note that trained CIA personnel couldn't last more than 16 secs under the technique...even though they KNEW there were ultimately safe.

Here's what someone should pose to Rudy Kazooti; if it isn't torture, then would YOU be willing to undergo the technique?

Piltdown Man

Anonymous said...

John K. says: Guilani should be scary to you lefties. He is exactly what you do not want, a streetfighter. He can take the hits and is not afraid to mix it up. This was previously the exclusive domain of Hillary Clinton. But here is Rudy getting in there and giving shots as well as taking them. Go Rudy, keep these liberals afraid. Totally afraid. LOL We own you lefties.

The Bag of Health and Politics said...

A street fighter or a drag queen? We already know that Rudy likes to dress in drag. I don't care. But I'd like to see how Pat Robertson will handle that one...it'll probably be the funniest thing of 2008.

Anonymous said...

Guiliani is scary. That photo will haunt my dreams for a loooooooooog time.

As for Rudy being scary, it's nothing to do with his toughness (he is that) but his Nixonian need to crush his critics and/or rivals (ask William Bratton), Wubya-like cronyism (Bernard Kerik will be an albatross 'round his neck, just wait), and his love of nanny-state micromanaging of people's lives (he was pushing to fine jaywalkers more often and harshly in NYC towards the middle of his second term).

BTW, don't gloat yet, Dwight. Fear isn't always a bad thing. It can be an excellent motivator. I mean, just look at how the prospect of a certain woman occupying the Oval Office makes you and yours wet yer collective knickers motivates you and yours.


Anonymous said...

I particularly love the idea that "streetfighter" is a good attribute for a President. In our current thug-culture, it doesn't surprise me, but it is moronic.

Whatever happened to thinking that an intelligent, well-meaning leader might be more important....?

Besides, what passes for "rough and tumble" in the political arena isn't really strength of mind or purpose, it's usually just hubris and arrogance...or worse yet, uncertainty masked with macho.


Anonymous said...

"President Giuliani"... that has a nice ring to it. Get used to it, libards.

By the way; Hillary Clinton? Really? Is that seriously the best you can do?

Anonymous said...

John K. says: It is obvious that the Clinton bimbo eruption room is in a state of confusion. How do you attack a political candidate on a personal level if they are willing to let themselves be photographed in that manner. Clinton's entire campaign is based on her and her ability alone to street fight. And Rudy can beat her on any day and they know it. Guilani is tough and wants this job.

Maria said...

Guess you missed what happened when he was going to run against her in the Senate.

Guess you missed what a national joke he was on 9/10.

Guess you missed what NYC firefighters have to say about Rudy. You think they aren't tough? You think they'll shut up?

Phil Annetta said...

Say, that reminds me ...

"If they do it, it's terrorism; if we do it, it's fighting for freedom." - Anthony Quainton, U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, 1984.

The more things change, etc etc.