September 15th, 2007
08:30 AM ET
11 years ago targets Giuliani plans to escalate the political ad wars in an early primary state.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – After first sharply criticizing Gen. David Petraeus, is now setting its sights on former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. is planning to air a television ad in Iowa, which will focus on Giuliani’s “frequent absences” while working with Iraq Study Group, said a spokesperson. Earlier in the week, the liberal advocacy group took out an ad in The New York Times attacking Petraeus, the top military commander in Iraq.

A Giuliani spokeswoman was dismissive of the new television ad.

“This is, after all, the same liberal group whose website compared President Bush to Adolf Hitler, the same liberal group that wanted no military response against the Taliban in Afghanistan in the aftermath of September 11,” the spokeswoman said.

The announcement of the new television ad comes the same day Giuliani placed his own ad in the Times Friday rebutting the organization and attacking "the Democrats' orchestrated attacks on General Petraeus."

- CNN Ticker Producer Xuan Thai

Filed under: • Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. George

    "Has anyone checked the Local Mental Hospitals to see if their missing some of inmates.
    Posted By FT Doylestown, Pa. : September 14, 2007 10:33 pm"

    Don't insult yourself. You are a patient, not and inmate, and we just want you back where you can't hurt yourself. Here's a nice glass of Kool-aid.

    September 15, 2007 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  2. Andy

    Rudy Giuliani and John McCain versus Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama. Republicans will take the White House in 2008. Why? If Bush is such a freakin mess that Americans voted in 2006 for Democrats to take over Congress, yet 10 months later Congress is rated lower than Bush in opinion polls for faiiling to deliver as promised, then it means that the Democrats do not have a better solution than the Republicans. And all the Dems constant battering of the Iraq war where real enemies are engaging US troops are forcing Americans to see Democrats are weak on national security. America needs strong and decisive leadership to face Herculean challenges beyond 2008, and Republicans have a stronger team in Giuliani-McCain.

    September 15, 2007 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  3. Blanca DeBree, Fond du Lac, WI

    Although I am no fan of Rudy, I think it is terrible when make such personal attacks on him. It is hitting below the belt to suggest that he was not present enough in the Iraq Study Group. This is just uncalled for. These just are not substantive critiques of Rudy Giuliani, like bringing up his cross-dressing and possible homosexual tendencies.

    September 15, 2007 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  4. bprossersme

    What is this hatemonger Anyone who subscribes to what these fanatical, out of control evildoers have to say better clean up their own act and take up their responsible place in society. Decisions facing our country take cool heads and rational thinking.

    September 16, 2007 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  5. Lee, Mays Landing NJ


    Nothing like Republicans who opened up their war on Bill Clinton as soon as he was elected. Nothing like that drug addict Rush Limpbaugh, Sean Hannity and the republican radio haters as well as the sneaky Fox News propagandists.

    This is Karl Rove's vision for America, division and hatred. The Republicans started this mess by demonizing their political opponants and then whine and cry when a little hardball is played back.

    The Republican haters started this war against us, we are late to the game but we've got to turn the tables on them and drive them out of every part of American life, from politics as well as our churches.

    September 16, 2007 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  6. Ed,Ellenville,New York

    I'm with Lee,Mays Landing,run them out of our secular democracy and return our national identity.

    September 16, 2007 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  7. WDRussell, East Liverpool, Ohio

    The question is, why just Hillary?
    ***Let Hillary step forward and answer questions about her donors.
    Why don't all the candidates from both parties get together and answer the questions about their donors?
    Where is the problem there?

    September 16, 2007 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  8. Barbara R. Doyle Cape Coral, FL

    Can someone please tell me why white men are so threatened by smart, intelligent, ambitious women? Do they secretly suspect that Hillary just MAY be smarter than they are? Talk about self esteem!

    September 16, 2007 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  9. Rose Hann New London, CT

    Go home and get speech lessons. Get your family functioning and don't feel bad that a girl beat you. It's about time. You have had enough negatives humiliating your second wife on national television.
    Go Away!

    September 17, 2007 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  10. Veronica, Stamford, CT

    Posted By James, Phoenix AZ : September 14, 2007 6:45 pm

    Gee James, I bet you said the same thing of the Swift-Boat fools in 2004, huh.

    Anything else you'd like to be hypocritical on James?

    September 17, 2007 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  11. Rose Hann New London, CT

    Annoyingly redundant Rudy. At this point you need to focus on YOUR problems with FDNY and hanging out with Ann Coulter on 9/11. Hillary was at the ceremony in NY as an invited guest, you weren't.
    If you followed instructions, the command center would not have been in the WTC. How irresponsible!

    September 17, 2007 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
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