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Thursday, January 11, 2007
  Giuliani Supports the Escalation

From K-Lo at the Corner:


"Success or failure in Iraq is not a matter of partisan politics but a matter of national security. All Americans should be hoping, praying and offering constructive advice for the success of our troops in Iraq and for those Iraqis seeking to create a stable and decent government. In that spirit, I support the President’s increase in troops. Even more importantly – I support the change in strategy – the focus on security and the emphasis on a political and economic solution as being even more important than a military solution.

I would add to it a heavy emphasis on measuring results and having the flexibility of adapting our strategy to make certain we restore security as quickly as possible.

We must not wait for a year or more to measure the success of our strategy but must develop a system to do so monthly weekly even daily so we give our troops the necessary support to succeed."
Actually, it looks a like Rudy's trying to have it both ways here. He supports the increase in troops, but "even more importantly" he supports "the change in strategy."

But, Rudy, the increase in troops is precisely not a change in strategy. It is the same strategy. The "focus on security" is meaningless. "Measuring results" is meaningless at best (at worst it sounds like body counting). And what evidence is there that the President has any meaningful conception of "a political and economic solution being even more important than a military solution?" His threats against Iran and Syria? Or his peculiar strategy of waiting for the Maliki government to rescue the American position?

The new Giuliani Flip-Flop: Change by Staying the Course!

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