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Friday, November 9, 2007

Everything Old Is New Again: Giuliani Brings Back the Cold War

posted by on November 9 at 11:55 AM

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.

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Is this why the beltway MSM is pushing for Guilani and Clinton?

Hmmm. At least we'll have cool James Bond movies.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 9, 2007 12:01 PM

Right now the mainstream media is pushing for connections between Rudy and his about-to-be-indicted ex-police chief Bernie Kerik. I think Giuliani's day in the sun is coming to an end.

Posted by Fnarf | November 9, 2007 12:05 PM

unless you're going to run this bigger military on GOP hot air, you've got a problem.

we need to cut our miltary in HALF - we outspend the rest of the planet combined.

Posted by max solomon | November 9, 2007 12:29 PM

Giuliani a carpetbagging ghoul still feeding on the 9/11 dead.

His head is so far into his ass, he thinks he's reached a new level of awareness.

It's still dark Rudy,
just don't inhale.

Posted by snark | November 9, 2007 2:48 PM

oh come on, @3, all we have to do is cut taxes on the rich again and that will pay for a bigger military, right?

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 9, 2007 3:25 PM

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