So, Giuliani makes this speech two days ago
in New Hampshire very clearly saying, "vote for a Democrat and you will die in a terror attack."
The Democratic presidential candidates have all responded
in one way or another, but none of them has directly attacked the core of Giuliani's statement in the American mind.
The answer to Giuliani is to look America in the eye and say:
"You've had a Republican
President for SIX YEARS. Do you feel
safer? Do you think the Iraq war, which Mr. Giuliani fully supports
, is making us safer?
Al Qaeda recruiting is up. Al Qaeda has reestablished safe haven in Pakistan, and now, thanks to the decisions and policies of the current Republican
administration, Al Qaeda has a foothold in Iraq and growing influence in countries across the middle east. Bin Laden and his deputies are still on the loose, reorganized and coordinating activities. Under this Republican
president, Iraq has become a "cause celebre" driving Al Qaeda recruitment, fundraising, and activities from London to Algeria to Riyadh to Islamabad to Malaysia and the Phillipines.
I would say to Mr. Giuliani, 'really, you think a Republican
president has made America safer?'
Port security. Air Cargo security. Border Security. Chemical Plant Security. Nunn Lugar efforts to secure Russian nuclear material, failed diplomatic efforts on Iran, North Korea, the Pakistani tribal areas.
I feel quite secure that Americans can see the reality past the rhetoric. The answer to Mr. Giuliani's stipulation is clearly no.
president has clearly not made our country safer.
Mr. Giuliani is making these statements in an effort to politically appeal to the ever shrinking minority of Americans who support this president.
So, no, I don't take Mr. Giuliani's statements seriously, because I like most Americans see that they are plainly not true."
That's the response I'd like to see.Related
) "In a somber and wide-ranging assessment of the threat facing Britain, its top counterterrorism police officer, Peter Clarke, said Tuesday night that Al Qaeda had survived “a prolonged multinational assault” and that its supporters had established “an inexorable trend towards more ambitious and more destructive attack planning.”