Wednesday, May 16, 2007



The NY Post is reporting...
May 16, 2007 -- COLUMBIA, S.C. - An irate Rudy Giuliani blasted a fellow Republican candidate at last night's GOP debate for trying to blame the United States for 9/11.
Giuliani unloaded both barrels at Texas Rep. Ron Paul, a fringe Republican White House hopeful with little support, who said, "Have you ever read about the reason they attacked us? They attacked us because we've been over there."

"We've been bombing Iraq for 10 years," Paul went on. "I'm suggesting that we listen to the people who attacked us."

Giuliani suddenly turned the polite debate on its head when he jumped out of turn to respond to Paul's shocking comments.

The former mayor tore into him for blaming Americans for 9/11.

"That was an extraordinary statement, as someone who has lived through the attacks of Sept. 11th, that we invited the attack because we were attacking Iraq," an indignant Giuliani responded.

"I don't think I've ever heard that before, and I've heard some pretty absurd explanations for Sept. 11th.

"I'd ask the congressman to withdraw the statement and say he wasn't serious," Giuliani added to rousing applause - the loudest of the night - at the debate sponsored by Fox News and the South Carolina Republican Party.

When Paul didn't back down from saying that American meddling around the world triggered the attacks, an exasperated Giuliani said, "Can I have 30 seconds, please!"

Moderator Brit Hume then cut off further discussion on the topic.

The exchange was the highlight of the 90-minute face-off among 10 GOP hopefuls.


At 10:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is my litmus test of who I may vote for in the primaries out of the 10 in the debate.

McCain age 72 - No
Ron Paul age 71 - No

There used to be a federal law up until 1979, for mandatory retirement at age 70 for federal employees. We should still have it. Do we need a President dropping dead after breakfast, at his desk in the oval office? These guys need to get a life. Take up golf, do some volunteer work, erectile disfunction commercials, or get a greater job at Walmart if they can't be home with the wife.

The following are all from "Blue", "Democrat" voting States.

Mitt Romney - MA
Giuliani - NY
Thompson - WI
Hunter - CA

Politicians say whatever gets them elected, including George Bush, and don't seem to follow through. (Remember Bush was born in MA, so he probably has the liberal virus in his system) So I have narrowed my list down to 4 out of the 10, whom I would vote for in the Primaries. They are from "Red", "Republican" voting states, so I assume they may possibly be true Republican's, and not Rino's.

Huckabee - AR
Tancredo - CO
Gilmore - VA
Brownback - KS

So give me a debate of these 4, and I'll make my choice. No more Rino's for me.

The top money raisers are all bought and paid for by special interests, and it will be business as usual if any of the top contenders, based on campaingn funds, are elected. I can't afford to donate to a politician. All I can do is give them my three votes!

At 11:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny how any comments that may lead back to Israel get such an out of proportion reaction and get shut down before they every point in that direction. Funny how they used to love US over in the middle east and just wanted to sell us cheap oil before we helped take a chunk of land away and make the so called State of Israel. I wonder how we would feel if the "World Court" or "UN" decided to gave NYC to the Muslims and forced everyone out at gun point? But, I guess that would not be fair to make such a comparison... Maybe, it would be better to look to the future to see how we are going to react when our own gov. gives a big chunk of the south west to the Mexicans...

Jim In PA
(Mad as Hell)

At 1:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Guiliani trying to rip this guy a new one? First of all Rudy is not the hero he is made out to be. Many New Yorkers blame his screwed up Fire Dept. radio system that caused so much mass confusion. It had been brought up many times before 911 that something needed to be done to coordinate communication in case a massive incident like this could happen. Ron Paul is a patriot in that he questions things. To every action there is a reaction. Our failed diplomatic efforts, by both Republicans and Democrats over the years and our pandering to Israel are components to world chaos. What is the point of a Rebublican debate if everyone simply parrots the administrations neocon world view?


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