Benito Giuliani has hired Stormin' Norman Podhoretz as a "foreign policy advisor," and everyone keeps pointing out that Podhoretz is a bowl of oatmeal and a tepid cup of tea away from totally insane. Can Giuliani mean it? And if he means it, then what does it mean? Ezra Klein, for instance, asks:
So are we to understand that Giuliani would, on day two of his presidency, dispatch the bombers to Tehran? Given Giuliani's utterly nonexistent foreign policy record, these personnel decisions are about all we have to go off of. And if this is the sort of advisor Giuliani is choosing to hire, why should we assume he's anything but aching for war with Iran?Let me suggest that the reason we should assume "anything but" is that Giuliani is basically an ignorant, cryto-mobbed-up goomba stooge, and that his penchant for violence and destruction is not restrained by such meager considerations as what country it occurs in. He's the sort of guy whose claim to fraternity fame is not that he's fucked the hottest girl on campus, but that he will fuck anyone. Whether or not he has is another thing entirely. His notoriety with the brothers is based on his willingness to express full erectile function at the mere presence--the mere prospect of a presence--of anything with two legs, a vagina, something resembling a torso, the barest indication of a human face.
Giuliani's foreign policy cred, such as it is, is likewise sourced not in the singular accomplishment of screwing the best piece of ass, but in his universal willingness to heave his hairy Italian cock to and fro, regardless of the particular qualities of its target. If Podhoretz, loopy from the sugar high of his daily diet prunes, yogurt, and Flomax, lets loose a new screed against, say, the Lesser Antilles, then Giuliani will be just as willing to tell us fuck yeah, he'd fuck 'er. I don't even care, yo. I'll fuckin' destroy that chick. Hellz yeah.
I am not certain that this is more or less dangerous than its alternatives. I only want to note that divining intent in dementia is always a waste of time.