What do you think of Ex Mayor Giuliani's comment about terror attacks under Bush?
"We had no domestic attacks under Bush..." -- Giuliani, 1/8/10
- Don BLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Once again, the media are going wild over some outrageous remark made by a leading politician. Unfortunately, they’re going after the wrong man.
They’re all focusing on Harry Reid. They should be focusing on Rudy Giuliani.
Yes, during the 2008 campaign, Reid made a dumb mistake, saying publicly that Barack Obama had a better chance to be elected president because he was a light-skinned black man and didn’t speak with a heavy black accent.
That was insensitive, at best. But Reid’s apologized for it, and President Obama’s accepted.
Far more outrageous is what Rudy Giuliani said Friday on “Good Morning America.” Commenting on the Christmas Day incident on Northwest Airlines, Giuliani asserted that there were no terrorist attacks directed against the United States when George Bush was in the White House — yet we’d already had one under Barack Obama.
Oh, no? What about Richard Reid’s shoe-bomb incident? What about two El Al agents assassinated at LAX? And, most of all, what about Sept. 11 itself, which happened on George Bush’s watch? Not to mention all the attacks against U.S. personnel overseas.
The difference is: That was no dumb mistake by Giuliani. That was an outright, deliberate lie. The same lie told by former Bush press secretary Dana Perino to Fox News in November. It’s all part of a carefully orchestrated campaign to rewrite history while painting Obama as soft on terrorism.
The media should forget about Harry Reid’s off-the-cuff comments of two years ago. And focus on Rudy Giuliani’s big lies of today.
HERE IS THE LIST OF SEVERAL TERRORISTS ATTACKS SINCE 9-11
NONE OF WHICH WERE STOPPED BY OUR BEING IN IRAQ AS IMPLYED BY THE RIGHT WING THAT WAS SAYING
"FIGHTING THEM OVER THERE KEEPS THEM FROM COMING HERE"---Baloney
Sept-Oct 2001: Anthrax attacks on Congress, NY govt offices, media.
Dec 12, 2001: Foiled plot by Irv Rubin and Earl Krugel to blow up mosque in Culver City, CA, and office of Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA).
Dec 22, 2001: Shoe Bomber Richard Reid fails to blow up AA Flt 63.
July 4, 2002: Hesham Mohamed Hadayet kills 2 at the El Al ticket counter at LAX.
Oct 2002: Beltway Snipers John Allen Muhammed and Boyd Lee Malvo kill 10; Malvo later testifies attacks motivated by "jihad."
April 2003: White supremacists William Krar, Edith Bruey foiled in the Tyler Poison Gas Plot with huge stockpile of cyanide, 100 conventional bombs, and 500,000 rounds of ammunition.
June 5, 2003: John Noster arrested in LA w/cache of pipe bombs, jet fuel, weapons, and assorted books alleging a worldwide socialist conspiracy.
March 3, 2005: Mohammed Reza Taheri-azana drives an SUV onto a crowded part of campus at UNC at Chapel Hill, injuring 9.
April 3, 2006: Allen Weatherford arrested in MN with cache of weapons, detonation devices, fuel oil, and fertilizer intended to blow up a local courthouse.
July 28, 2006: Naveed Haq kills 1 and hospitalizes 5 in a shooting at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.
Aug 30, 2006: Omeed Aziz Popal kills 1 and injures 17 in SUV rampage that began in Fremont, CA, and ended at the Jewish Community Center of SF.
Dec 22, 2006: Derrick Shareef’s "violent jihad" attack on an Illinois shopping mall disrupted by feds.
Feb 12, 2007: Sulejman Talović opens fire at the Trolley Square Mall in Salt Lake City, killing 5, injuring 4, while shouting "Allahu Akbar!"
July 27, 2008: Jim Adkisson opens fire with a shotgun at a Unitarian Church service because he "hates left-wing liberals," killing 2 and wounding 7.
Not to mention the March 23, 2003 grenade attack by Army Sgt. Hasan Akbar on his fellow members of the 101st Airborne, which killed 2 and wounded 14. That particular attack is not technically "terrorism" because it involved combatants rather than civilians, but then again so did the Right's previous-favorite Obama administration attack, that of Nidal Hassan at Ft. Hood earlier this year. Funny nobody ever mentions Hasan Akbar when they're trying to claim that the Ft. Hood incident proves Obama is soft on terrorism.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I might not have watched the particular video you linked, but I've seen a video clip at other sites in which Giuliani was being interviewed and said there's been a domestic attack during Obama's time in office but not during Bush's. The disgusting thing isn't so much that Giuliani said it, but that the interviewer didn't correct him (again, at least not in the video I saw). I say that Giuliani doesn't disgust me as much because he could have just misspoken, or he could have meant domestic terrorism as "committed by a US citizen" instead of "committed on US soil." Of course, if that is what he meant, he should still be expected to communicate more clearly, and he should be called on it. But if he meant it as interpreted by everyone I've seen comment on it, he should have been called on it by the interviewer: they'll always be people who say scummy things, but if they say those things at will without others speaking up against it, more people will say b.s., and more often, too.
- Anonymous5 years ago
The former mayor twists the truth. I wouldn't trust him as far as I can throw him - and with my bad back, I can't throw him far! See, we've learned that the Bush administration had multiple prior warnings about 9/11, including one that was so specific that it said would-be terrorists were planning to hijack a number of airliners and use them in a big suicide attack in New York City! And the Shrub did nothing. Nothing!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Giuliani somehow knew in 2001 that Security Firms will make big profit = starting his own
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Rudy Giuliani is an idiot, and will never be elected for Public Office again. He is not a real Conservative, because he cheats on his wife and believes in Pro-Choice.
- 1 decade ago
I try not to think about it too much. Giuliani tried to change history and got busted for it. His political life is over and he knows it.
- goneLv 71 decade ago
Giuliani has always been an idiot. Nothing has changed where he is concerned.
- truth seekerLv 71 decade ago
it is choreographed by the GOP propaganda machine. They are all telling this lie.
- Holy Cow!Lv 71 decade ago
He, like most cons, lives in a fantasy world of his own which is impervious to reality.
Let us recall "A noun, a verb and 9/11."
- Que Sera SeraLv 61 decade ago
en-huh. It's been covered. Go back to sleep.