pathetic... of course, 7 years is far too short a time to "fix" things to your liking... surely, this moron must blame clinton for Bush overstretching the military to the breaking point... Giuliani faults the other Clinton The former president's budget cuts weakened the U.S. military, he contends. By JONATHAN ROOS REGISTER STAFF WRITER November 9, 2007 Ames, Ia. -Republican Rudy Giuliani, campaigning in Iowa the same day that Bill Clinton was in the Hawkeye State, charged Thursday that the former president had weakened the American military and intelligence services through spending cuts during his administration. "Our military is too small to deal with the Islamic terrorism threats, but it really is too small to deter would-be aggressors to even think of challenging us. And that's due to Bill Clinton," Giuliani told students and others in the audience of about 350 at Iowa State University's Memorial Union. "Bill Clinton cut our military and our intelligence budget by such a huge amount that we've never made up the difference," said the former New York mayor, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. Giuliani said in response to a question about relations with China that the United States needs a bigger military, including at least 10 more combat brigades and a 300-ship Navy. "If we do that, it will send a very strong signal to China and then Russia ... that it doesn't make sense to challenge us," he said.