The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Thursday, October 28, 2004  

Covering the President's Posterior

Why does former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani hate American soldiers? Why is Giuliani blaming troops on the ground for the brazen incompetence of President Lost in Space?

A direct quote from Giuliani:

"The actual responsibility for it really would be for the troops that were there. Did they search carefully enough? Didn't they search carefully enough?"

The buck stops pretty low in the Bush administration.

[Post-publication addendum: Gen. Wesley Clark responds: "Today George W. Bush made a very compelling and thoughtful argument for why he should not be reelected. In his own words, he told the American people that '. . . a political candidate who jumps to conclusions without knowing the facts is not a person you want as your Commander in Chief.' President Bush couldn't be more right. He jumped to conclusions about any connection between Saddam Hussein and 911. He jumped to conclusions about weapons of mass destruction. He jumped to conclusions about the mission being accomplished. He jumped to conclusions about how we had enough troops on the ground to win the peace. And because he jumped to conclusions, terrorists and insurgents in Iraq may very well have their hands on powerful explosives to attack our troops, we are stuck in Iraq without a plan to win the peace, and Americans are less safe both at home and abroad. By doing all these things, he broke faith with our men and women in uniform. He has let them down. George W. Bush is unfit to be our Commander in Chief."]

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