Giuliani: "Of course" taking Iraq's oil would have been legal: "Until the war is over, anything is legal." #ThisWeek
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That is a demonstrable stream of lies. Demonstrably empirically provably mendacious. Stephanopolous so passive in response!
So, uh, the holocaust was legal then?
He's just given up caring. Wow.
+@ABCPolitics blood for oil. Wonder if Iraq War vets & families of those soldiers who lost their lives are cheering Guiliani
And it would make us no better than those we fight against.
+@tant1ne so in his world, there is no such thing as a war crime?
spoken like a true imperialist wannabe
Of course, you corrected him. it would be the least you could do for the public after allowing him a venue to speak.
Nah, cant do that. Only @amjoyshow has the cojones to stop her guests from lying.
US journalists are worthless, imagine not following up on "it's a war, anything's legal."
A few minutes earlier, Rudy's delusions made him claim he NEVER used 9-11 to advance himself politically.
This man has become a ghoul.
remember him as mayor outside of 9/11... This has always been the case.
Oh, I was there. Lived in NYC since 1988.
Yes, I saw in your bio. This man has not changed one iota.
Giuliani's laugh after the statement sent chills down my spine.
+@debilu2 Sincerely believe the Mayor is "losing it." His erratic behavior & bizarre rhetoric challenge reality. :(
+@GMA this guy's rep is in tatters
All surrogates still trying to do a good #SPIN job on this. Trump has been too specific about his views on it too many times.
+@ABCPolitics +@GMA Sigh. Where is the line drawn? Women, children, plundering and looting? Decency. Rules. Values.
Paying4Iraqinvasion w/oil revenues was part of original plan #RiggedMedia @realDonaldTrump🇺🇸 @Morning_Joe #DeplorablesForTrump
is that plan available anywhere online?
War Crime to Steal Resources.Quit Lying its Deplorable
I think that was used to sell it to us rather than really being serious policy.
they didn't say it would pay for invasion, but reconstruction. Then Rove denied it.…
pity that part of the plan failed.
Being celebrated as liberators was also part of the plan and Mission Accomplished
You missed the word “illegally” from the the start of your tweet.
the invasion your candidate insists he did not support. Sad
Talking about oil rev plans-I know ur intellectually inferior Liberal sucker try2 pay attn
+@DNCWomen I am fascinated by those who choose to degrade & demean people who disagree. It's a pathetic impulse.
+@DNCWomen Is this meant to be insulting? Your candidate is a liar and you position is immoral & hypocritical.
+@DNCWomen And your boy GW Bush floated that oil plan. Just like the invasion built on false Intel.
Bush original plan had war crimes designed into it? NO it didn't.
Iraq would keep the oil and pay us back. Not that we'd physically keep the oil
not true
what's not true?
That it's legal to do anything in wartime. R. Giuliani @ThisWeekABC
+@GMA ah another nonsensical remark
he's become a lunatic. depressing
Yes Giuliani has gone completely nuts
So true. What the hell happened to him.
I totally agree. I find it so sad it's hard to watch.
Read his history. Sadly he always has been in many ways.
always been a raaging lunatic shud be deported like his ancestors were, con artist HerrTrump
don't act as if you're bit also quite looney, Jennifer.
amazing, we've basically had front row seats to his descent into madness @ThisWeekABC
Not to mention the millions of dollars he's made off the lives lost on this solemn day.
RYAN: Even your higher-profile surrogates seem shaky. I respect Giuliani, but-- TRUMP: Yeah, he's lost it. I caught him screaming at a pear
he's been a lunatic he was keeping it quiet.. now he see Trump n thought let me be myself publicly
Giuliani has always been crazy. It's just people didn't care when he could keep it focused on black people killed by police.
no, you are the lunatic. Corrupt media protecting Killary is depressing & #deplorable
and would play major role in Trump admin
"If the President does something, then it's not illegal..." The marriage of Trump and Nixon.
Losing it, is he? It is the company he keeps!!!
they are ALL awful and responsible EACH and ALL
can't blame the company for Trump, can't blame the company for Manafort or Bannon, or or or or...
there is only so much you can blame on the "company he keeps".
insulting Rudy on 9/👇 You're the LUNATIC - Hillary recd $20m fr Saudis - 3/4th terrorist were Saudis😡
always has been.
the "become" is my favoritest thing ever.
he always was, just had some good media spin for a while.
That's IDIOTIC. What for you to, mayor, bring big boats to "take the oil"? Or invade and conquer like Hitler did? Idiot.
+@GMA ummmm, no its not.
+@GMA Yeah sure. And then you would have not only ISIS against you, but the whole freaking population of Iraq! Good call jackass
1: Geneva conventions 2: War crimes 3: We couldn't wait to get rid of Giuliani on 9/10/01 4: He put command center in WTC #sad
+@GMA until the break and enter at your home is over, anything is legal
+@GStephanopoulos OMG George, you win DUFUS question of the year! Is it Legal? Really? Was it Legal they killed 3500 ppl 9/11?
"until the war is over, everything is legal" could have been a quote by Attila the Hun.
+@GMA He must have hated the Marshall Plan.
this is legit terrifying
+@GMA when will people realize somethings wrong with Giuliani? Trump's surrogates all seem disturbed. @MSNBC @CBS @CNN @FoxNews
Uh, no Rudi. It really isn't. It's called a "Code of Conduct". Look into it. It's supposed to be what makes us the good guys. @ThisWeekABC
Not the Code of Conduct- that governs behavior as evader/POW. Law of Armed Conflict but your point is correct.
A host of rules & regs that anyone engaging in public policy for as long as Rudi, damn well should know about. @Crazy_Heinz @ThisWeekABC
You could also point to the UCMJ, Article II of the Constitution, Geneva, War Crimes Act of 1996, etc... @Crazy_Heinz @ThisWeekABC
Yes, yes... I meant a Code of Conduct in the general sense, as in something for people who actually possess ethics.@Crazy_Heinz @ThisWeekABC
he knows nothing about code of conduct, remember he wanted wife & mistress in Gracie Mansion at the same time #loser
this is immoral, this is not how America conducts its wars. Not everything is legal while there is war, not everything is moral
Giuliani can be Trump's Colonialism Tzar
Yikes... What has happened to Rudy. He is totally nuts now.
This man needs stop dishonoring the men and woman that perished and that ran towards ground zero 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
In other words, war crimes are not crimes if committed by Americans… Spoken like a Trumpster!!!
sanity has left the #GOP
15 yrs ago, this man spoke from the soul of the nation. Today, he cackles manically while promoting pillage & plunder. @ThisWeekABC #shame he wants us to just commit war crimes.....he is disgusting
Why does anyone take Rudi seriously.
+@GMA So that Geneva Convention thingy isn't relevant.
war crimes aren't war crimes if it AMERICA that is committing them
looting a country of its resources is legal? Sounds like Neera Tandem
+@GMA OMG! What are we savages. These are not wars of acquisition. What a jerk.
of course its legal..psychopath
y'all need to relock Julia up in a mental institution
That laugh! "Until the war is over anything's legal." Keep this man away from power please! @ThisWeekABC
Giuliani: "Of course" taking Iraq's oil would have been legal: "Until the war is over, anything is legal." #ThisWeek
why do you keep having him on, it is really sad to watch
+@GMA "Until the war is over, anything is legal". Hitler would be proud of you, Ghouliani.
Has he never heard of war crimes?
+@GMA Why didn't they just take their women and first borns too.. the guy is nut.. History will not look favourably on him.
+@GMA Giuliani will not disagree with Trump and endanger his cabinet appointment.
Oh @MayorRGiuliani how far you've sunk since #September11
+@GMA Giuliani is a fucking imbecile.
+@ABCPolitics Both obscene and insane. And he claims to understand law...
+@GMA the women could have been working on cotton fields. Organ harvested.. Anything else
Deplorable, immoral, and false. @RudolphGiuliani
And if you needed proof...
There was NO war. No declaration, nothing. Just troops invading for no reason but Bush/Cheney lies.
what the hell
oh Benito
So the Holocaust was legal b/c Nazi Germany was at war with Poland? Frigging unbelievable! @ThisWeekABC
that's why blacks do not VOTE for Republicans.. They have no consideration for what is RIGHT!
so rape is legal? murder of civilians is legal? theft is legal? Giuliani is a RWNJ
Top of the list must be the Trump Water he is drinking
Thank you. That is horrible thinking.
What an Asshole, it's not legal at all
i just dont know why this old cargo man always lying all the TIME
Giuliani is a testament to conservative stupidity! You have to think this man is mentally just not all there!
This is BS. He does say take it for ourselves. He complains about 6 trillion bill, and says we should have gotten some back.
+@brianefallon I know no campaigning, but this is fucked up.
See he has lost his mind... He wants the U. S. To steal a Sovereign Countries natural product...that's Imperialism
Hmmm ... There is so much wrong with this statement that I don't know where to start, but ... ok how about Nuremberg?
and 50% of Trump supporters won't know what, or where, that is; or why it is relevant to the Trump philosophy.
How about Auschwitz? Legal?
Hey Rudy, if you're gonna have to Trump-splain every Sunday, you should probably work on your delivery. As in, try honesty..
I guess when Trump increases the military 10 fold, we can just roll up in there and take what we want. And the Oreos too.
while cutting taxes too! Mexico will pay for a tenfold increase in our already bloated military, believe me!
LOL better have milk with those oreos, Rudi needs to stfu
Trump is still boycotting Oreos I think. LOL
I knew at least one person would get that joke. 😉
I bet he eats the generic ones. #deplorable
fun fact, Oreos are the generic ones. Hydrox is the original
yeah my Grampa ate those. Liked them with his instant coffee. 🙊 @ThirtyBirdy
+@GMA Giuliani thinks he's a pirate?
+@eliasisquith +@GMA Might makes Right, especially in a syphilis ridden brain.
Please tell me someone corrected him.
But when it is all over, everyone, horrified, asks, “For heaven's sake, how could I?”-Albert Speer, writing from Spandau Prison
+@GMA Has Giuliani had a stroke?
yeah- we want these guys running things.... Sure
+@StopNuclearWar Don't we have a mercenary orangegutan running for office spewing idiocy? Why give time to his idiotic minions?
is that an official "war rule" or is he making up his own rules? If there was no oil america wouldn't have given one shit
+@rudygiulianiGOP Don't let a little thing like the Geneva Convention get in your way. #FascistRudy
this is so wrong! I can't even listen to #RudiGuliani anymore.
+@StopNuclearWar .....war without end... neocon justified
Since the war on terror isn't over; rape, torture, assassination are all still in play. #TrumpsWorldView
Today I learned Rudy Giuliani doesn't know what a war crime is. Delightful.
Does anyone in our military?
They'll only learn if they lose, because war crimes are only for the defeated.
+@GMA amazing how far dumb people can get in life
+@carlzimmer you're still an ass Rudy
+@GMA absolute lunatic.
Does Guliani mean we should have turned our military into "CrudeOil Depot" #noted
+@GMA Rudy wake up.
+@GMA +@rudygiulianiGOP If you REALLY believe this, you're far dumber than I thought
Giuliani and @realDonaldTrump's policy: "To the victor goes the sp(OIL)s"... @chrislhayes
- what an idiot. I think he has mental instability issues or something
No, Rudy. It wouldn't have been legal. "War" doesn't make anything legal, dumbass.
This is sad, watching Giuliani losing it in such a public fashion.
Hillary is right. We need to expand mental health care services.
+@adamjohnsonNYC Blast From Yer Past, May 2004
Yeah, sort of like the Nazis stealing artwork? How will we give oil back in 50 years when we are told it's a crime? #Hague
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+@GStephanopoulos What the hell are you thinking? Who cares if it's LEGAL? War is War. After 9/11, what they had was OURS.
Hey George, no pushpack on 1) legality and 2) Trump's actual words about taking oil?
how dare he chuckle. Is war funny to him? To Trump? Pieces of shit.
not even a little bit accurate, or true. So murder is legal in war? Rape? Just as long as war is still going?
War crimes are not legal! #WarCrimeRudy
Does Giuliani remember Iraq had an election & we were liberators. Imagine the outrage throughout the Mid East if we grabbed oil
and that's why @realDonaldTrump loves war, because he can get away with anything, you'll never catch his family on the front.
One Word: Nuremberg
+@GMA Poor Rudy, his moment has passed and he's left as a husk, spouting nonsense for eternity.
Please stop giving that psychopath a megaphone on TV. He is a dangerous fool.
+@GMA it's frightening that this lunatic might be part of a future government
that is an extremely dangerous conception. Unfortunately one that sometimes trickles through the command. See: Abu Ghraib
We could actually just take all the stuff, everywhere.
+@GMA Ghouliana has become a fucking embarrassment, a right wing nazi disgraceful scumbag who wants the US to commit war crimes.
I suppose it would supply an added incentive to have more wars and make them longer.
+@ABCPolitics how does a former politician not know of War Crimes.. i.e, things u CANT DO during war
That's war criminal behavior. #WTF dude?
So after BinLaden declared war on the U.S. everything they did after that is legal ? Giuliani your a fucking joke !
Or what if the war itself is illegal?
+@carlzimmer I am almost 100% that the existence of the term "war crimes" shows otherwise.
Wait, that isn't how free markets work?
Where are his kids? It's time for Shady Oaks, Rudy.
+@GMA No...See that's where you, Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld are wrong and later three should have reservations at the Hague.
his ignorance is beyond astounding.
So remember, he's on the record for saying ISIS was created because of Bush/Cheney & NeoCon failures. #FACT
he's an embarrassment. He's speaking like a warlord in bad fitting suit.
"war = anything is legal".... Wasn't that the leading cause of deaths among former German soldiers in Nuremberg for a while?
Why, WHY is this guy still being interviewed?? Why is he on tv at all???
Rudy. A message to you, Rudy. A message to you... This isn't a pillaging adventure.
To think, this buffoon is advising @realDonaldTrump . #ScaryAsHell.
+@GMA There is something called international law dummies! Read this, especially the last part on Iraq.
+@GMA this man needs to be institutionalized
isn't it time to retire this old fool to a senior assisted living facility in Florida? #ImWithHer
Not even close.
+@GMA Rewriting history. GW not PBO agreed to leave bcuz Iraq, a sovereign nation to whom we brought "liberty," said "get out"
And that wouldn't create more hate against us idiots??
+@rudygiulianiGOP and the decent into complete senile behaviour continue!
+@GMA We must seriously consider the consequences of our decisions.
+@GMA Why would you plunder a country in ruin when it was our fault this happened.
Rudy, once again, that he is an utter, deplorable moron and sad excuse for a human being
of course! That's what Hitler would have hoped for: after the war all would be ok, crimes and all else.
it is not Georges job to be a Clinton Campaign add but of course all ABC is a big Democrat Campaign ad.
so they have Rudy on and he makes an ass of himself but it's ABC's fault?…
Rudy was correct as usual , George was taking a side. Nazi party was a left wing socialist party.ABC propaganda
+@GMA Did he ... What the .. How the???😒 Unsurprising I guess, the concept of war crimes is abstract to BoD ... No-one's paying😞
Media is being very irresponsible continuing to put someone who is obviously ill on camera. Shame on you.
This was NYC AG. No clue of the law of war and Geneva Convention Articles.
really? Then say IDK. Seems should know since he considered run for Prez but if didn't don't spout off with Trumpisms
If this is what you get from him why do you have him on? Why funnel this crap to the American people? Do you think it helps?
+@GMA "...anything is legal." Seriously. Nazis believed the same thing. We hung them Ruddy. Time to retire.
Once he was a man who inspired the world. Now he's just sprouting stupid Trumpkin talking points.
+@GStephanopoulos Why, why, why does anyone bring on this lying, soulless, partisan hyena as a legitimate pundit?
Giuliani dementia. Nazi felt until the war is over, Anything is Legal… #VoteOutGOP #TrumpPutin
+@GMA Comrade #ClownMeat has his pal Fooliani spewing his nonsense on #ThisWeek
+@GMA this isn't the freaking middle.ages, you azz. We don't steal a sovereign nation's resources. That's what happnd here
+@GMA +@RudolphGiuliani Surrogate's gone wild the Trump craziness continues.
Giuliani doing Jon Lovitz's liar--in reverse--to try to justify Trump's words. "Yeah, that's the ticket. That's what he meant."
The man is a former prosecutor? So Rudy why persecute Nazis and war criminals if every is legal during war? Dementia much Rudy?
what the hell happened to this man? so plunder and rape during war time is cool now?
Where did they get the arms?The military industrial complex orchestrated this to keep the "war" going with the aid of both D&R.
A medieval thief in the 21st century.
+@GMA This is like the movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers, this can't be a real human being talking nonsense like that.
"Until the war is over, anything's legal." You know, that's the same excuse us Germans used 75 years ago. What a bumbling idiot
he "didn't mean take it for ourselves," that's why he said, "To the victor goes the spoils" not "to the victor go the oils!"
Very sad to see Giuliani losing his mind. Somebody who used to be coherent and well regarded.
+@GMA Great! Let's teach our soldiers to rape and pillage during war. Can we take back "America's Mayor" tag from this idiot?
Giuliani is off his rocker.
Giuliani is a disgrace to our country because he's so desperate for a job and to be relevant #Pathetic
Has he always been insane?
Did not #DickCheney remark that #Iraq has the oil for the taking?
Shocking how Giuliani has turned into Trump's puppet.
So then it was legal for the NAZIs to exterminate Jews, Communists, Gypsies, and others in their Death Camps? Got it, Rudy.
Tell me SOMEONE reminded him of the Code of Conduct. No wonder their against nation building. Hitler is in hell cheering.
Along with Vladimir Putin
How many times is this quack gonna defend Trump?!?!
Of course, the media continues to allow this rhetoric to continue. Way to go! War crimes & Geneva mean nothing. #MediaGarbage
+@GMA must precede headline with "Giuliani incorrectly says:"
How does Giuliani get away with this level of ignorance and misrepresentation? @ThisWeekABC
he's a trump supporter that's how
In the Age of Celebrity, chutzpah is treated as a substitute for knowledge and factual accuracy.
Unless you're a woman running for president. In that case, calling bigots bigots is some kind of taboo, it seems.
+@GMA Halloween is right around the corner.Looking forward to that GIULIANI MASK! Grimacing GIULIANI!! SAD!
Hmm...just as legal as the Nazi's plundering other countries then?
Not to mention threats made to other countries & the perfect calm w/ which they encourage a proliferation of a nuclear world.
The Hague Convention might disagree w/Rudy Kazoody.
wow....this dude...war mongerer without serving
how they justify in their minds complaining about our involvement in other countries and at the same time endorsing THIS.
Terrible journalism. Call these idiots out when they spew lunacy. War crimes, ISIS controls Syrian oil.
+@GMA I remember 9.11, who did it, who we went after instead,where they came from, and when Bin Laden got away. Fuck the GOP.
+@GeorgiaBlue01 +@GMA Rudy should never be given a platform to spew his INSANITY and lies from.
+@GMA "Become" a lunatic & a ghoul? When was he not a dangerous narcissistic right winger?
+@tvhcaterpillar no one asked him why they invaded Iraq .They Founded Isıs in order to be able to speak and act accordingly .
+@GMA Words have meanings. And this is why the word "fascist" is appropriate for this campaign.
Giuliani then suggested we could have taken anything we want from the Iraqi people,after making a regime change.. @ThisWeekABC @ABCPolitics
+@GMA Rudy Giuliani is an freaking idiot!
That might be the most idiotic thing Giuliani has ever said.
+@GMA geneva convention?? Fuggeddaboudit!!!
Why do people try to change Trump's words.
"Well, when the president does it, that means it is not illegal"
+@AlwaysThinkHow +@GMA That man would likely be In a Trump cabinet.
Really??? No Geneva Convention?? Rape, pillage, etc all legal??huh??? Wow people are actually following this guy!
+@GMA each Soldier could have a gallon jug to fill up before they leave the battlefield.
+@GMA He's been seeing too much of Netanyahu.
Then we left and the Chinese came in and took the oil. The war was obscene start to finish. Those opposed said it was re: oil
So we went into Iraq, killed a million innocent Iraqis, 4500 American servicemen, $3 trillion, 1 million innocent Iraqis
+@MalcolmNance And the Geneva Conventions, International Law are just a menu option.
+@ManMadeMoon "My name is William Calley, Jr., and I approve this message."
And the war was, after all about oil, oil for power…
+@MalcolmNance Rudy, your fellow GOPers were so right in passing on you for Commander in Chief when they had a chance.
Well, that is what Rumsfeld and Cheney said we were going to do. They said it would pay for the war that would be over in a day
ah yeah, "securing" Iraq's oil from terrorist forces america has put there and endows actively; he sunk deeper as he spoke on.
I can't wait for him to die
Stephanopoulos does it again. Rudy lies about what Trump says about taking oil and George lets him skate.
+@GMA I'd like to get some of the weed Giuliani has been smoking. Must really be super krypie.
+@MalcolmNance More surrogates explaining "what Trump really meant" & why didn't @GStephanopoulos mention Geneva Conventions?
+@GMA DEFINITELY needs a psych eval. This man is NOT stable
And who would have gotten the oil? Is there a national oil company that I don't know about? Or would it be just for friends?
Rudy Giuliani, taking right-wing nut-jobbery to new levels each day
So has he literally never heard of "war crimes"? Geneva Conventions? Nuremberg rings no bells?
"I'll take "Things Hitler Would Say for $200 Alex"
+@congress +@CNN To Take Iraq Oil (Trump's Spolis Of War Idea), After the War Or From Any Country After A War, Is A WAR Crime!
Rudy, we've got a nice little basket over here that you definitely belong in. #BasketOfDeplorables
İSİL say same thing.killing millions jews during WW2 legal then!!! idiot republicans they dont have brain.
+@GMA That's as good a definition of a war criminal as I've heard. Right up there with I was only following orders. Disgusting.
+@ManMadeMoon war crimes are obviously a liberal invention.
+@GMA Rudy Giuliani is the weakest puppet to come on the scene. At least Bush Jr had Cheney to pull his strings. #KeepLaughing
this entire segment makes the case for renewable energy...
+@GMA This is 100% wrong.
Pillage and Rape: the new Republican military doctrine.
+@ManMadeMoon +@GMA you asshole millions died for that f*** oil and its illegal
So Rudy wants to be a thief like Donald
I think Mr. Giuliani may be having a medical episode, possibly for the past few months. Please investigate.
+@GMA amazing how much he looks and sounds like klemperer in "Judgement at Nuremberg"
If you believe a statement like this, then the obvious incentive is for *permanent* war. RT @ThisWeekABC
Giuliani: "Of course" taking Iraq's oil would have been legal: "Until the war is over, anything is legal." #ThisWeek
Which is what you get with the Global War On Terror.
+@ManMadeMoon Like Trump, Rudy dodged the war through bogus deferments, but seems to know all about fighting wars.
Apparently he is unaware of the term "War Crimes".
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+@GMA Another old man that just wants to be somebody again.....
+@GMA yeah anything is legal like raping, killing and taking the families of the enemy as slaves.
+@awebbiz +@GMA really really frightening shit
Monday morning quarterback.
oh God! Someone squeeze his prostate quick to get him back to his senses!