Rudy’s A Big Bully!

You leave Hillary alone, Rudy Giuliani!

Speaking at the town Hall in Berlin, NH, Giuliani used “humor” to answer a question about Hillary’s debate response on whether or not she supported a plan to give illegal aliens driver’s licenses in New York.

That’s when he started in with the mock:

“Oh gee I can’t figure out what to think,” said Giuliani satirizing Clinton.

“Don’t pick on me by asking that question. That’s a gotcha question. Do not pick on me for asking that question. Now let me see what I think…. Let me see… First put up your hands and tell me what you think. Then I’ll tell you what I think. Are you for it or against it? Ok, you’re not gonna tell me. So I’m for it, for it. I am against it. I’m for it and against it. And I wanna be your president.”

The meanie! How dare he pick on a woman like that! Rudy’s meeeean.

“Okay, all kidding aside, I am against it,” he said. “It’s a terrible mistake. You don’t give driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.”

Giuliani did acknowledge that he at least could respect Barack Obama, D-Ill., who said he supported the license plan.

Uh huh, well yeah, sure you respect Obama…he’s a man.

“I at least respect somebody who answers the question and I watched that debate the other night and Hillary Clinton could not answer the question,” Giuliani said. “It was like double talk. This and this and this.”

Apparently Rudy doesn’t understand nuance.

“If you can’t take a position on driver’s licenses, what the heck are you gonna do about war and peace, and difficult decisions in crisis?” he added returning his attention to the Democratic frontrunner.

Giuliani’s just being silly, here. Of course, when Hillary’s elected she can relax and just be herself. No more pretense, I mean nuance.

H/T: Lucianne

Good News In Iraq = No News

The TimesOnlineUK has a good article, today, about the recent successes in Iraq:

There has been striking success in the past few months in the attempt to improve security, defeat al-Qaeda sympathisers and create the political conditions in which a settlement between the Shia and the Sunni communities can be reached. This has not been an accident but the consequence of a strategy overseen by General David Petraeus in the past several months. While summarised by the single word “surge” his efforts have not just been about putting more troops on the ground but also employing them in a more sophisticated manner. This drive has effectively broken whatever alliances might have been struck in the past by terrorist factions and aggrieved Sunnis. Cities such as Fallujah, once notorious centres of slaughter, have been transformed in a remarkable time. Indeed, on every relevant measure, the shape of the Petraeus curve is profoundly encouraging. It is not only the number of coalition deaths and injuries that has fallen sharply (October was the best month for 18 months and the second-best in almost four years), but the number of fatalities among Iraqi civilians has also tumbled similarly. This process started outside Baghdad but now even the capital itself has a sense of being much less violent and more viable. As we report today, something akin to a normal nightlife is beginning to re-emerge in the city. As the pace of reconstruction quickens, the prospects for economic recovery will be enhanced yet further. With oil at record high prices, Iraq should be an extremely prosperous nation and in a position to start planning for its future with confidence.

All of this is incredibly inconvenient to Democrats like the Presidential contenders, who have predicated their whole campaigns on the idea that the Iraq War is a complete disaster, and the US needs to withdrawal ASAP, and Dingy Harry who announced the War was lost last Spring. (GRRRR, don’t get me started).

Congressional Democrats have spent most of this year trying (and failing) to impose a timetable for an outright exit. In Britain, in a somewhat more subtle fashion admittedly, Gordon Brown assumed on becoming the Prime Minister that he should send signals to the voters that Iraq had been “Blair’s War”, not one to which he or Britain were totally committed.

Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have to appreciate that Iraq is no longer, as they thought, an exercise in damage limitation but one of making the most of an opportunity. The instinct of too many people is that if Iraq is going badly we should get out because it is going badly and if it is getting better we should get out because it is getting better. This is a catastrophic miscalculation. Iraq is getting better. That is good, not bad, news.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, if it doesn’t bleed, it doesn’t lead.

That’s why you won’t see stories like this in the MSM.

H/T: Speedo Wearing Fool

Remember Our Injured Soldiers This Christmas

It’s that time of year, again.

Ed Gruberman has a post about how to send our wounded soldiers some holiday cheer.

Since 2001, packages that are addressed to “Any Wounded Service Member” have been disallowed for safety reasons at Walter Reed.

In addition, the U.S. Postal Service is no longer accepting “Any Service Member” or “Any Wounded Service Member” letters or packages. Mail to “Any Service Member” that is deposited into a collection box will not be delivered.

But there are alternatives.

All of the pertinent info at Gruberman’s.

Please check it out, I don’t want him to hurt me — Snap… Crack Woosh!!!

UPDATE:

Another idea for those of you who would like to do something for injured soldiers is  Project Valour-IT.

Every cent raised for Project Valour-IT goes directly to the purchase and shipment of laptops for severely wounded service members. As of October 2007, Valour-IT has distributed over 1500 laptops to severely wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines across the country.

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