Giuliani: Hey, Iraq was always violent

Former NYC major Rudy Giuliani offers a terrifying glimpse of what his campaign platform might be if he runs for President in 2008.

Giuliani says he will give Iraq all the time in the world to establish an accountable government, because:


"Violence in Iraq has been going on for 20-30 years—killing, murder, Shiites killing Sunnis, Sunnis killing Kurds, Kurds killing--the two of them..."
Hey—Iraq is already violent, so what difference do a few more thousand deaths a week matter?

Giuliani then concludes that, sure, opinion polls indicate that the public want the U.S. to leave Iraq, but what the hell do they know? Time for an amazing analogy to quantify his opinion…
"I imagine if you took a poll like that in the middle of the Civil War--many Americans wanted to get out of the Civil War--and only Abraham Lincoln wanted to stay."
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