He said "Assad," it turns out, as Philip Klein reports, not "Osama." It still seems to me to be a bit cracked of Giuliani to accuse his opponents of wanting to invite dictators to their inaugural balls, when they have merely stated they are prepared to negotiate with them. (Has Giuliani ever negotiated anything?) But at least he wasn't accusing them of inviting a mass-murderer of Americans to their parties. It was an AP error. Happy to correct the record.

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