Rudy Blasts Dems for Vile Attacks on Gen. Petraeus (Audio)
Considering they all voted for General Petraeus around 6 months ago and showered him with nothing but praise, the political pot shots on the good general and the military this week looked even more pathetic.
Hillary Clinton used her time on committee to attack the integrity and honesty of General Petraeus!
U.S. Army General David Petraeus (L), the top commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, listens to a question from Senator and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (D-NY) during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the state of the war in Iraq on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 11, 2007. (Jason Reed/Reuters)
Today, Rudy Guliani blasted Hillary and fellow democrats for their disgusting attacks against Petraeus this week.
HERE IS THE AUDIO.
The Political Radar reported on Rudy’s comments today on WGST’s The Randy and Spiff Show in Atlanta, GA
One day after Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., sharply questioned the top U.S. commander in Iraq, Rudy Giuliani blasted his Democratic presidential rival, accusing her of spewing “political venom” in the Iraq war debate.
“I don’t know what she’s trying to say when she’s accusing a general of the ‘willing suspension of disbelief,’” Giuliani said Wednesday on the “Randy and Spiff” show, a radio program which airs in Atlanta. The former New York mayor repeated his criticism of the Democratic frontrunner for president later in the day Wednesday during a media availability in Akron, Ohio.
When Army Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker came before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, Clinton said that their claims of progress in Iraq require a “willing suspension of disbelief.”
“Despite what I view is your rather extraordinary efforts in your testimony both yesterday and today,” said Clinton, “I think that the reports that you provide to us really require a willing suspension of disbelief.”
Giuliani accused Clinton of “playing into” a MoveOn.org ad that ran in the New York Times Monday that read: “General Petraeus or General Betray Us?”
After co-host Spiff Carner said, “She’s trying to tell us that she knows more about the whole situation than he does,” Giuliani shot back by saying, “Doesn’t it also sound like she’s also saying that he isn’t telling the truth?”
“I really do think to accuse a general of the ‘willing suspension of disbelief,’ particular in the atmosphere that Moveon.org has created with these terrible attacks, I don’t know, I mean I think that’s not the way in a responsible way to go about , you know, forging the foreign policy of the United States and the military policy of the United States,” said Giuliani. “I think this name calling, you know, saying to people, ‘willing suspension of disbelief,’ and then saying the horrible thing they said about betrayal — that is the last thing we need right now.”
Good for Rudy!
The display by the democrats this week was pathetic.
“If you’re not tough enough to repudiate a scurrilous, outrageous attack such as that, then I don’t know how you’re tough enough to be President of the United States.”
Or, FOX News for that matter!
UPDATE 2: The New York Post takes a look at the distinct difference between presidential candidates:
On the merits of Sen. Clinton’s attack on Petraeus’ report, we wonder:
* Does she have specific data to refute the general’s numbers?
* Can she explain why someone like him would risk his career and reputation and lie to Congress?
* Will she show how the two intelligence agencies that vouch for him erred – or, worse, conspired with him to deceive the nation?
Of course not. On all three counts.
Of course not.
But, that Hillary sure is winning over the military!