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Giuliani says Iraq timeline 'highly irresponsible'

Giuliani and McCain both criticized congressional Democrats' calls for a timetable in Iraq.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Characterizing it as a "timetable for retreat," former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani took issue with legislation in Congress that tied Iraq funding to a timetable for troop withdrawal.

"I've never heard of -- in the history of war -- which is to give your enemy a schedule of how a retreating army is going to retreat," Giuliani said. In facing the enemy, Giuliani argued the worst thing the U.S. can do is to "show them weakness."

The Republican presidential hopeful made similar sentiments earlier this week in a campaign stop in Huntsville, Alabama.

-- CNN Senior Producer Alex Wellen
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