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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Why supporters of Israel should support Giuliani

For any of you in a cave wondering about the picture, the Red Sox won 13-1 last night. Giuliani is rooting for the Red Sox in the World Series.

The New York Times has an article about Giuliani's foreign policy advisers in which it tries to sound the alarm several times about 'Democratic concerns' with the candidate's positions. For supporters of Israel, this ought to be the bottom line:
Instead of talking about “the war on terror,” Mr. Giuliani speaks of “the terrorists’ war on us,” or, as he put it in a recent speech to a group of conservative Christians, the “Islamic terrorists’ war against the United States.” He sometimes faults Democrats for failing to mention that the terrorist threat comes specifically from Muslims.

When Mr. Giuliani was asked in a recent interview if he could be viewed as an evenhanded broker when it came to Israeli-Palestinian issues, he questioned the premise of the question.

“America shouldn’t be evenhanded in dealing with the difference between an elected democracy that’s a government ruled by law, and a group of terrorists,” he said. “I think that was part of the mistake of the 1990s that led to the debacle that we saw in the Middle East in the way Clinton was handling it.”
He reminds me of another former Mayor of New York City who is a strong supporter of Israel: Edward I. Koch.

Read the whole thing.


At 4:32 PM, Blogger Michael said...

I always have liked Giuliani.

At 1:18 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

I always have liked Ed Koch.


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