Giuliani: Optimist

According to Lloyd Grove in today’s News Giuliani said at the American Jewish Committee’s gala at the Waldorf Wednesday night that “Both military actions were successful in achieving their objectives…Both governments in both places are in better condition today than they were five or six years ago.”

He was referring to Afghanistan and Iraq.

There was no mention of how the audience reacted to the speech but it would interesting to know if the flat declaration of success in Iraq — albeit with the slight qualification that the objective achieved was a “military” one –provoked any sort of measurable reaction from the people in the room.

Was anyone there who can tell us about how the comments were receieved?

—Jason Horowitz