Transcript from Western Free Press:
- Senior U.S. official: White House won't boycott AIPAC over Netanyahu's speech
- Netanyahu's real victim? The American Jewish establishment
- Howard Dean calls Netanyahu a 'disaster,' terms his Congress speech 'stupid'
- Why Snowden hasn't harmed Israel's intelligence services
- Haaretz study: Media focusing on Netanyahu, not Israel’s problems
- WATCH: Bill Maher, 'The idea that we cannot even call it Islamic terrorism is Orwellian'
- WATCH: David Brooks says Giuliani's comments are 'unacceptable' and 'self-destructive'
- Netanyahu can run (to Congress) but he can't hide
- Giuliani slights Obama but yearns for a love like Netanyahu’s
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Rudy Giuliani speaking at the Iranian-American Community of Arizona symposium, February 13, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona:
'Most of us, maybe not all of us in this room, went through the Cold War. Those of us in the Reagan administration certainly remember it. General Shelton fought it, the Cold War, because it wasn’t always a cold war. And the big fear during the Cold War was that a madman would come along and be able to get his finger on the button in the U.S. or Russia, and all of a sudden we could destroy the world.
We saw movies about that, we saw Broadway plays about that, we saw comedies about that, and we read books about that. And we were afraid of that. And it never happened, thank God. These people in Iran, the Ayatollah and the mullahs, have already told us they are insane. They have already described to us in words and deeds the actions of insane people. I didn’t say irrational, I said insane. I believe the Ayatollah is truly insane. He lives in a different world than the real world in which we live, which is probably the best definition of insanity you can have. He’s like the guy walking around Bellevue Hospital thinking he’s George Washington. He’s a madman. He’s announced that he wants to destroy the state of Israel. And we are upset that Prime Minister Netanyahu wants to come here and defend his country?
When someone who is a few hundred miles away wants nuclear weapons and has threatened to destroy his country of six or seven million people? It’s smaller than New York City. Believe me, when I was Mayor of New York, if someone threatened to destroy New York City I would go anywhere, any place, any time, and I wouldn’t give a damn what the President of the United States thought, to defend my country. That is a patriot. That’s a man who loves his people. That’s a man who protects his people. That’s a man who fights for his people.
Unlike our president. Twelve red lines to Saudi Arabia. Twelve red lines, they all turned pink, and the last one turned yellow. He backed down to Assad 12 times. You don’t think that had a connection to what Putin did in Crimea? If you don’t, you don’t understand world history, you don’t understand world diplomacy, and you don’t understand power politics. Putin looked one time at Obama and he said, “I can take advantage of this man, because he is weak.”'