A video going viral this week sums up the former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s view of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech before Congress next month – and puts the “nuances” of Obama foreign policy to shame.
Speaking Friday at the Iranian-American Community symposium, “Countering Islamic Fundamentalism, and a Nuclear-Armed Iran” in Phoenix, Ariz., Giuliani noted that Israel is smaller in population that New York City.
The man who was mayor the day the Twin Towers were destroyed implicitly compared his own experience as the leader of the city on 9/11 with the existential danger Netanyahu and his fellow citizens would face from a nuclear Iran run by madmen who threaten to destroy the Jewish state.
That’s why Netanyahu is coming to Congress, Giuliani said.
“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 who the president of the United States was to defend my country,” Giuliani said, in a rising voice.
“This man is a patriot!”