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Rudy Giuliani is a Neocon Hawk

Updated on October 25, 2007

Rudy the Hawk

Giuliani may be a social liberal but he's a dangerous hawk on American Middle East policy. Nearly all of his foreign policy advisers are warmongering neocons who advocated Bush's ill-advised misadventure in Iraq and who are now pushing for a strike against Iran as the Bush administration winds down.

Charles Hill--"... even if evidence does not link Iraq directly to the 9/11 attack, any strategy aiming at the eradication of terrorism and its sponsors must include a determined effort to remove Saddam Hussein."

Norman Podhoretz--Founder of neoconservatism argued in "The Case for Bombing Iran" that Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq are 'theaters' in a protracted global struggle against 'islamofascist ideology' and said President Bush was a 'man who knows evil when he sees it.'

Daniel Pipes--called for profiling Muslims because "the focus on Muslims must go well beyond the airport to touch on any and all facets of life...All muslims, unfortunately are suspects."

Michael Rubin--advocates revoking the U.S. ban on assasination arguing in the National Review that it would be "irresponsible to fail to consider that option, especially when the leaders of both Iran and North Korea threaten to use nuclear weapons..."

Daniel Frum--Bush speech writer who coined the phrase "axis of evil" and agrued in the book he co-authored with arch neocon Richard Perle, in defense of the invasion of Iraq and called for regime change in Iran.

Thus, Giuliani has re-assembled the same cast of foreign policy extremists who were influential in pushing the United States into invading Iraq. Here's a link to an article in this morning's NYT on Giuliani's foreign policy advisers:


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    • Ralph Deeds profile image

      Ralph Deeds 8 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      So true! Thanks for your comment.

    • Darren Moverley profile image

      Darren Moverley 8 years ago from Wales

      I recently watched some old Fox news broadcasts of the 2008 run for the republican leadership. With the exception of the straight talking Ron Paul, all the candidates unsettled me with endless tub-thumping in favour of war. Out of all the candidates, the views expressed by Giuliani were by far the most disturbing. He could barely conceal the anger and outrage that fuels his misguided foreign policy. Evidently, he's a dangerous man. It was quite apparent that he is still wounded from what infamously happened on his watch while he was mayor of New York. There was clearly nothing on this man’s mind other than pure revenge, had he won the republican leadership and then beaten Obama to the presidency, he would have almost certainly advocated war with Iran, Yemen and any other country he deemed to be implicit in terrorism. Where exactly would we be then? I’m British and staunchly apposed to war in the Middle East. The likes of Rudy Giuliani fill me with horror. It seems like the entire republican party are compiled of men worthy of featuring in Stanley Kubrick’s war satire Dr Strangelove.If men like Giuliani ever seize power they will fuel the flames of hatred. Please tell me that Giuliani is falling out of favour with the U.S public?