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From Brit Hume's Political Grapevine:

New 9/11?

"Washington woke up to morning headlines that Rudy Giuliani predicted a "new 9-11" if a Democrat wins the presidency in 2008.

"Barack Obama responded that Giuliani has 'taken the politics of fear to a new low.' John Edwards said Giuliani's comments were 'divisive and plain wrong.' And Hillary Clinton called it 'political rhetoric' that would not lessen the threat of terrorism.

"The problem is Giuliani never said what the headlines claimed. It all started with a story in The Politico newspaper, which contained not a single quote to support its lead and headline. But it got picked up elsewhere nonetheless.

"What Giuliani actually did say is what he has been saying for weeks, that Democrats would play defense instead of offense in the War on Terror, the same approach tried back before 9/11."