Thursday, September 27, 2007

Biden: Giuliani is "The Most Uninformed Person on American Foreign Policy Now Running for President."

"Uninformed" is kind; we would have gone in for the more citric sobriquet "stupid." Senator Biden is just saying what every heavyweight political thinker on the subject of foreign policy knows. Giuliani is a bad fucking joke, intellectually speaking. He's a fine thug -- we'll give him that -- and we are sure he is a "cousin-lover" par excellence (Exaggerated cough suggesting feigned detachment); but he is not a man capable of thinking deep geopolitical thoughts. Therefore, in this post-9/11 era -- an era he never fails to keep reminding us of -- he is not qualified to be President.

Giuliani's "essay (Averted Gaze)" in the September/ October 2007 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine, entitled, "Towards a Realistic Peace" could have been written -- better -- by an undergraduate. It contains such trite political proclamations as, "The first step toward a realistic peace is to be realistic about our enemies." And, even more breathtakingly asinine, "The lesson is never talk for the sake of talking and never accept a bad deal for the sake of making a deal." The essay would better have been entitled, "Towards a Bensonhurst Peace (Exaggerated cough suggesting feigned detachment)," or, -- in The Corsair's best Brando accent, "I'm Gunna Make Em an Offuh Dey Can't Refuse."

"America's Mayor" is hard-headed and ham-fisted. Electing "Giulianus Maximus" would be like electing Bush, a "gut" person, as opposed to a Thinker, which is what we need to fight the long war that has been bungled by Rumsfeld and muddied by the quagmire that Persia and the Shiites have been presenting us in Iraq. Can you really envision a short-fingered vulgarian like Giuliani solving those issues? Clearly not. Rudy is a nice kid; but he's a strictly ham-and-egg politician with one trick issue: law and order. He should get the fuck out of the gladiatorial fundament and leave the heavy lifting to the intellectual cosmonauts. Really, he should. From the LATimes:

"Although Giuliani joked that he was a 'key figure in the debate, and I was very pleased to see that,' he did not address Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s criticism that Giuliani was 'the most uninformed person on American foreign policy now running for president.'"

Biden, by the way, co-author of the brilliant tripartite division plan for Iraq, ought to be on everyone's short list for Secretary of State.

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