2008 Everything Old Is New Again: Giuliani Brings Back the Cold War
posted by November 9 at 11:55 AMon
Posted by Ryan. S Jackson
Widening the collection of people/things/places that a potential Rudy Giuliani presidency would like to bomb, The Des Moines Register reports that the former New York mayor wants a major increase in military spending to deal with the looming threat of… China and Russia.
Yes, the Cold War is back for 2008, and better than ever:
Giuliani said in response to a question about relations with China that the United States needs a bigger military, including at least 10 more combat brigades and a 300-ship Navy.
“If we do that, it will send a very strong signal to China and then Russia … that it doesn’t make sense to challenge us,” he said.
For those looking for even deeper background on Cold War 2008, Alexander Zaitchik of Moscow’s The Exile has an in-depth rundown of our new found interest in even bigger and uglier world conflict.