"Even if we have become so profane in our thinking that it is part of our political vocabulary to view "counter terror" as one party's property and the other's liability; on what imaginary track record does Mr. Giuliani. base his boast?
Which party held the Presidency on September 11, 2001 Mr. Giuliani? Which party held the Mayoralty of New York on that date Mr. Giuliani? Which party assured New Yorkers that the air was safe and the remains of the dead were covered and not being used to fill potholes Mr. Giuliani?
Which party wanted what the terrorists wanted; the postponement of our elections? And to whose personal advantage would that have redounded Mr. Giuliani? Which Mayor of New York was elected eight months after the first attack on the World Trade Center (in 1993) yet did not emphasize counter-terror in that same city for the next 8 years Mr. Giuliani?
Which party had proposed to turn over the Department of Homeland Security to Bernard Kerik Mr. Giuliani? Who wanted to ignore and hide Kerik's organized crime allegations Mr. Giuliani? Who personally argued to the White House that Kerik need not be vetted Mr. Giuliani?
Which party rode roughshod over American's rights while braying that it was actually protecting them Mr. Giuliani? Which party took this country into the most utterly backwards, utterly counterproductive, utterly ruinous war in our history Mr. Giuliani? -.Drop this argument sir, you will lose it!"
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