Rudy Giuliani Will Kill Us All
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This post, written by Jane Hamsher, originally appeared on FireDogLake
I'm really not quite sure how you write a 16 page article on Rudy Giuliani at this point and don't mention the firefighters, but somehow one has appeared in the New Yorker. I suppose it's more remarkable, though, for what it does cover. As Sam Boyd notes over at TAPPED today in a post aptly titled "Rudy Giluliani Will Kill Us All," the foreign policy team Rudy has assembled makes Dick Cheney look like Dennis Kucinich.
From the New Yorker article:
In June, I asked Giuliani what he was reading as he campaigned this summer. He answered, "Right now, I'm on the last chapter of Norman Podhoretz's book 'World War IV.' " Podhoretz (John Podhoretz's father) is a totemic neoconservative, one of the early group of liberal American political thinkers who broke with the left during the Cold War.
Having awakened to the Soviet danger abroad, and to the excesses of the counterculture at home, Podhoretz could now see, with hyper-clarity, the world's array of malevolent forces, against which stood America, faced always with a Manichean choice between all-out victory and total catastrophe. After the attacks of September 11th, Podhoretz, the editor-at-large of Commentary, was among those who cast the event as part of a life-or-death global war. The construct was adopted by President Bush and given the name Global War on Terror, with implications that soon became manifest. Podhoretz sees Iraq as but one front in the larger conflict. In an essay published this spring in Commentary, he made the case for a unilateral American air assault on Iran as the only way to prevent its otherwise inexorable drive to nuclear status and regional hegemony.