Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani clearly shares a particular personality trait with President Bush: the kind of unassailable certainty that even evidence to the contrary can’t uproot. Take his position on the Iraq war, for example, which he still believes — even more so, now — was the right move for the U.S. to have made.

Union Leader via Huffington Post:

“I actually believe that Democrats are going to agree with me on that by the time we get to the general election,” the Republican former New York City mayor said. Giuliani addressed a wide range of issues in an hour-long meeting with editors of the New Hampshire Union Leader.

Giuliani said that if Saddam Hussein were alive and in power, he would be trying to build a nuclear arsenal to meet a growing nuclear threat from Iran.

“We’d have two — instead of one — irresponsible, terrorist-supporting regimes that have enormous amounts of wealth available to them wanting to become nuclear powers in Middle East,” he said. Libya would also be “a terrorist-supporting state with nuclear ambitions,” he said.

History will show that “it will turn out to have been the correct decision to have removed him,” Giuliani said.

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