Friday, October 26, 2007

Rudy Gone Wild!


Republican Presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani wants to use all the force possible to protect Americans from Islamic terrorists. Al Qaida declared war or has a beef with eleven countries representing 1.8 billion people. How are tens of thousands of jihadists going to take over the combined military might of the United States, Britain, Israel, India, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia? They aren't, but it's Rudy's number one priority.

Because of Islamic terrorists, the former New York Mayor believes in more eavesdropping on citizens, staying in Iraq, and using military force in Pakistan to get Osama bin Laden and/or to prevent Iran from enriching nuclear material. Giuliani's message is, "I'm a tough SOB; you give me the power, and I'll protect you."

Here's what he didn't say "I'll protect some of you from some of you." That power involves fewer restrictions on domestic spying or tough interrogation methods. Here's Rudy on water boarding:

"It depends on how it's done. It depends on the circumstances. It depends on who does it," he said, adding that he didn't know if "liberal media" had accurately described the technique. Rudy's words sound rather Clintonian, don't they?

It can be done with a full head dunking in a bucket of water or covering the face with cellophane or a soaking wet towel. The point is to restrict breathing through both the mouth and nose simultaneously while giving the face the sensation of being under water. Dick Cheney's simulated dunking was cause for prosecution of Japanese soldiers after World War II. The Greatest Generation considered it a prosecutable war crime, while "leaders who wouldn't serve" find it no big deal.

Rudy is our nation's nightmare if elected. My guess is more Americans will be water boarded here at home at the hands of our government than foreign high value Islamic jihadists. But it's not too late to change. So, Rudy resheath your cohones. They offend foreign leaders and citizens. You can't win over their hearts and minds when focused on a domestic orgy of oppression.

If everybody should have nothing to hide then government needs to model the behavior. The feds should open its books and files to the same level of scrutiny as the individual household. I want to know who in the White House talked to who in The Carlyle Group after Hurricane Katrina such that LifeCare Hospitals got not one mention in George Bush's Lessons Learned report. Why would the hospital with the largest number of patient deaths get not one word in a 400 page report? Huh Rudy? If there's nothing to hide then open up...