Why are Rudy Guiliani and Dana Perino claiming that there were no terror attacks on the US during Bush's watch?

How can Rudy forget 9/11 so quickly? Is he suffering from dementia?

And how can Perino make that claim with a straight face?

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/01/08/gi...

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=9...

Update:

Guiliani's comments were made on January 8th...6 days ago.

Perino's comments (granted) were made in November.

The point of my question being: are we starting to see a coordinated effort by the GOP to deny terrorism on the US under Bush for the run-up to the elections this year?

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  • Don B
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    9-11 the worst attack EVER on America

    AND the following attempts or attacks happened on Bush's watch

    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.

  • 1 decade ago

    The sad thing is that people like you jump all over someone misspeaking. I agree, it was a stupid thing to say, but you can't tell me that you knew what he was trying to say.

    Remember when Kerry misspoke about our troops when he made that statement about not getting an education?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    First of all this story is over 2 weeks old. Second, Guiliani already recounted his statement and corrected himself. Third, I think there are other politicians who's bad choice of words are taking more of a spotlight right now!

    QUESTION FOR YOU: Why did Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano brag about how the "system worked flawlessly" when in fact it was PASSENGERS that took down a terrorist just minutes before their scheduled landing on Christmas Day?

  • trout
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Don't forget about the shoe bomber. That makes two they forgot.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Because they have the same selective memory issues as all republican/conservatives...whatever they are calling themselves these days...

  • Bug
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Because conservatives don't like facts.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Get off the Talking points and realize this, BOTH PARTIES SUCK! don't get taken in by this phoney baloney bickering that means nothing, look at the country its being looted by the banks and other corporations

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Delusion is a common conservative trait.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because that's how they see reality...

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