Rudy's Foreign Policy Opus Riles Pundits

In 17-page manifesto the candidate tackles Iraq, Palestine
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Aug 17, 2007 1:40 PM CDT

(Newser) – Bloggers are having a heyday parsing the rambling 17-page essay Rudy Giuliani has published in Foreign Affairs, laying out his big-picture foreign policy views. "Lengthy, pompous and ultimately very confused," writes Salon, and Slate is no kinder: "The breadth and depth of his cluelessness are vaster than even I had imagined."

Washington Post blogger Alec MacGillis, somewhat less vitriolic, sees the piece as a quintessentially mayoral view of the world: Giuliani has blown up the strategies that helped him tame New York and applied them to the world stage: we need to be tough on rogues, dismiss wimpy do-gooders like the UN, and in Iraq, security has to come before politics.