Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) is back in the mix as he surfaced today to attack Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaAll five living former presidents to attend hurricane relief concert Overnight Health Care: Schumer calls for tying ObamaCare fix to children's health insurance | Puerto Rico's water woes worsen | Dems plead for nursing home residents' right to sue Interior moves to delay Obama’s methane leak rule MORE over national security. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainRubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts The VA's woes cannot be pinned on any singular administration Overnight Defense: Mattis offers support for Iran deal | McCain blocks nominees over Afghanistan strategy | Trump, Tillerson spilt raises new questions about N. Korea policy MORE's campaign released a statement from Giuliani to further recent attacks on Obama for his support of U.S. court jurisdiction over terrorism suspects.

"Throughout this campaign, I have been very concerned that the Democrats want to take a step back to the failed policies that treated terrorism solely as a law enforcement matter rather than a clear and present danger," Giuliani said. "Barack Obama appears to believe that terrorists should be treated like criminals--a belief that underscores his fundamental lack of judgment regarding our national security. In a post 9/11 world, we need to remain on offense against the terrorist threat which seeks to destroy our very way of life."


Giuliani has been largely absent from campaign talk since McCain clinched the GOP nomination, taking a back seat in national attention to other former GOP presidential hopefuls. Pundits have debated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's VP stock, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee made waves by joking about Obama being shot at, but Giuliani has largely remained silent.


Today McCain utilized Giuliani as a leading conservative voice in national security. McCain has attacked Obama for a remark he made yesterday about suspected terrorists, calling the Illinois senator "naive."


Yesterday Obama said, "What we know is that, in previous terrorist attacks


Critics have said that Obama is wrong, and that one of those suspects escaped to Iraq after being interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).


Obama said Saturday he wants to make detainee rights, and the Supreme Court's latest decision on habeas corpus, a campaign issue. So far conservatives have responded to the challenge, attacking Obama throughout the day for his comment.