As if there weren't enough reasons to be fearful of Rudy ("freedom is authority") Giuliani as a potential president, this Newsweek story offers yet another. Seems all the neocons that dragged (or helped to drag) the country into the Iraq war and now lust after military action against Iran are flocking to the Giuliani campaign. The godfather, Norman Podhoretz, who recently wrote a lengthy article praying the Bushlet would attack Iran, is there, of course. But there's also Martin Kramer, Stephen Rosen of Harvard (close to Bill Kristol), Bob Kasten, Daniel Pipes.
In Podhoretz's words: "because his view of the war -- what I call World War IV -- is very close to my own. And also because he has the qualities of a wartime leader, including a fighting spirit and a determination to win." Interesting that Dimitri Simes of the Nison Center (!) is critical: "Their foreign-policy manifesto seems to be 'We're right, we're powerful, and just make my day.' He's out-Bushing Bush."
Like Bush, of course, Giuliani has zero -- zero -- foreign policy experience. He kept his head as mayor after 9/11 and attended a lot of funerals, held a lot of hands. That's it. That's all there is. Well, there's self-righteous bellicosity too, of course.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.