June 5th, 2007
10:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Giuliani: What if there's good news?

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani couldn't let pass a question asked earlier in the GOP presidential debate on what should be done when top U.S. military commander in Iraq Gen. David Petraeus reports back to Congress this September with a progress report on the U.S.-led troop surge.

An hour after this question was asked, Giuliani brought it back up, speculating Petraeus might conclude this fall the military situation was going pretty well.

"Are we going to report that with the same amount of attention that we would report the negative news?" he asked. For these comments, Giuliani received a round of applause.

– CNN Internet Producer Eric Weisbrod


Filed under: Race to '08 • Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Eric, Holly Springs, NC

    Good luck with that Rudy...I'll give you odds!

    June 5, 2007 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  2. Tex, Atlanta GA

    Who is this clown Guiliani? Obviously 2 people care enough to post comments about him. Too bad both are negative.

    June 5, 2007 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  3. bret, atl, ga

    One has to wonder, where do these people COME from?

    June 5, 2007 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  4. David Grae, Studio City, CA

    Have the metrics of "good news" and "bad news" been defined? And shouldn't some other unbiased (whatever that means these days) entity judge how well or poorly things are going in Iraq? Seems to me Patraeus should be the last one to provide the report on how his strategy is working. Letting Patraeus be the judge would be like letting George W. Bush be the judge of how his presidency is going. But Giuliani offered the sound bite and got the applause. That's politics.

    June 5, 2007 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  5. Jo in Hampton, VA

    Bring back the buzzers or the flashing lights, and cut the mikes of presidential candidates in debate programs when they speak out of turn or go over time.
    Giuliani repeatedly went over time, and spoke above the moderator.
    Upshot of his unwillingness to play by the rules?
    A plum spot with Larry King following the debates.

    June 5, 2007 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  6. Jason - Austin,TX

    What if there's good news? He obviously hasn't been paying attention. The likelyhood of there being anything resembling good news coming out of Iraq in the next 4 months is about as likely as Rudy's ex-wives voting for him.

    June 5, 2007 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  7. tim, bangor maine

    I DO NOT want a president who makes decisions based on what ifs. Bush has done this with Iraq and look at the mess we are in now. Giuliani would be worse than Bush since he is also pro gun control, pro gay marriage and the list goes on.

    June 6, 2007 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |