"Iraq may get better; Iraq may get worse. We may be successful in Iraq; we may not be. I don't know the answer to that. That's in the hands of other people." -- Rudy Giuliani, author of a bestselling book called "Leadership," explaining why he didn't mention the war in Iraq while setting forth his "12 commitments" to America Tuesday.
And yes, that would be the same Rudy Giuliani who said earlier this month that starting the war in Iraq was "absolutely the right idea."
Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.