April 26, 2007 -- "Rudy Giuliani reduced his Democratic rivals for the White House to spittle- flecked fury yesterday.
* "Rudy Giuliani has taken the politics of fear to a new low." - Barack Obama.
* "Divisive" - John Edwards.
* "Political rhetoric won't do anything to quell those threats." - Hillary Clinton.
But what had Rudy said?
That electing a Democratic president in 2008 would thrust America on the defensive in the War on Terror.
Know what? Rudy's right.
"The Democrats do not understand the full nature and scope of this terrorist war against us," he said. "If one of them gets elected, we are going on defense."
Specifically, Giuliani predicted, under a Democratic president "we will wave the white flag on Iraq. We will cut back on the Patriot Act, electronic surveillance, interrogation. And we will be back to our pre-Sept. 11 attitude of defense."
That pretty much summarizes the Democratic position. Even Obama and Hillary would have to agree.
After all, under the last Democratic president - a fellow named Bill Clinton - America suffered one hit after another from al Qaeda and its terrorist offshoots:
* The 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six.
* The 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, which killed 19 U.S. airmen.
* The bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, which killed 224 - including 12 Americans - and wounded 5,000.
* The 2000 bombing of USS Cole, which killed 17 sailors.
Then came 9/11.
"They were at war with us before we realized it," says Giuliani. "We didn't get it - that this was a war."
And yet it seems the Democrats still don't understand that this is a global war with many fronts. And that, right now, Iraq is the central front in that war.
It's a battle that won't be won by treating terrorism as a law-enforcement issue. Or even by capturing or killing Osama.
It certainly can't be won by forcing a U.S. surrender in Iraq.
That's precisely what Rudy Giuliani was saying: It's not the politics of fear - it's the politics of sober reality.
For all their tough talk, the Democratic candidates for president have made clear, as Giuliani rightly noted, that they will not aggressively pursue terrorists.
Rather, they will hope simply to deter future attacks.
That's not how you wage a war.
Where is the Democratic candidate who says, with Giuliani, that "the freedoms we have are in conflict with the perverted, maniacal interpretation of their religion"?
You don't hear that from Barack Obama. Or Hillary Clinton.
And certainly not from Harry "White Flag" Reid and Nancy Pelosi.
"America will be safer with a Republican president," says Rudy. Right on."
The last Clintonista duel-presidency was a disgrace, and a failure of epic proportions. And incompetent Bill probably wasn't as bad as today's lefties that are fanning their cult fires, talking in black-face, and offering to surrender to the lowest bidder.
Good people tend to do good things, evil people tend to do evil things, and good people who do evil things do so because they've been trapped by a cultish religion. That's the only way I can describe the otherwise sane and intelligent beings who've embraced modern day liberalism. They pander, speaketh in tongues (Hillary, and Hussein), lie (Algore but really all of them), and predict conflagration and cataclysm if their views are not taken as fact.
They've turned being liberal into being Jim Jones.