Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Giuliani is right about this

In an article in the Politico, Giuliani states frankly that "if a Democrat is elected president in 2008, America will be at risk for another terrorist attack on the scale of Sept. 11, 2001."

He believes if a Democrat wins the highest office, our nation will go on the defensive against those whose sole purpose is to convert us or kill us. In doing that, the war will be extended and there will be more casualties. He added: “The Democrats do not understand the full nature and scope of the terrorist war against us.

On the other hand, if a Republican is elected, they are likely to remain on the offensive against a very vicious and religiously motivated enemy. Fewer casualties should ensue, and, in my opinion, there would be greater stability and peace in the world.

Here are some more quotes from the article:

“This war ends when they stop coming here to kill us!” Giuliani said in his speech. “Never, ever again will this country ever be on defense waiting for [terrorists] to attack us if I have anything to say about it. And make no mistake, the Democrats want to put us back on defense!”

Giuliani said terrorists “hate us and not because of anything bad we have done; it has nothing to do with Israel and Palestine. They hate us for the freedoms we have and the freedoms we want to share with the world.”

Giuliani continued: “The freedoms we have are in conflict with the perverted, maniacal interpretation of their religion.” He said Americans would fight for “freedom for women, the freedom of elections, freedom of religion and the freedom of our economy.”

Addressing the terrorists directly, Giuliani said: “We are not giving that up, and you are not going to take it from us!”

I'll be honest. I'm a social conservative, and Giuliani's views on social positions do make me cringe. But at the same time, is there a candidate on the Republican side who is willing to take such a bold stand against a very real enemy? As far as the Democrats are concerned, while there are some skilled in governing (Bill Richardson, who is very experienced, is one of the few examples), but I am totally embarrassed by the hang dog, turn tail, flip-flopping defeatist attitude that Democratic leaders portray.

For us to refuse to be bold against such an aggressive enemy as the radical Islamo-fascists, is to put ourselves in the same position we were in when Jimmy Carter was President. Weak stance was well recognized by our enemies, and Iran held hostages there up to the very day Ronald Reagan was inaugurated because they knew Carter would do nothing, and that Reagan would kick butt and take names.

It's time to kick butt and take names again, and I think the Democrats would let our butt be the one kicked.

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