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Is he new? Giuliani again casts his hat in the "Vote Me AssHat" award!

Giuliani: No domestic terror attacks under Bush
By WILL LESTER
WASHINGTON – Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani set off a tempest about terrorism Friday with his claim that this nation "had no domestic attacks" under President George W. Bush.
Giuliani somehow neglected to mention the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks as he was contrasting President Barack Obama's handling of terrorism with that of Bush in light of the failed Christmas Day attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound flight. The Sept. 11 attacks toppled New York's World Trade Center, killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania and earned Giuliani accolades as "America's mayor."
What say you? (And spare me the "he misspoke argument" since it isn't allowed for anyone else.)

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AnonIsEasiest

Asked by AnonIsEasiest at 1:34 PM on Jan. 9, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yeah, he messed up royally. But I am sure the Conservative Republicans who don't read or comprehend will defend him. I bet Faux News has already stood by Rudy's side. Because they are also not comprehending reality. Oh, maybe Rudy knows something that we don't know....that it was not a terror attack but really a planned incident . Anything is possible when you consider the guys behind the scenes.....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:59 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • AM I allowed to ask for the entire section of what he said? Or was the man just walking down the street and screamed out "had no domestic attacks"? The fact that even the under President George W. Bush isnt in quotations makes me wonder WHAT ELSE he said.  I am not Giuliani fan one way or the other.  This is just a little suspect.

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 2:01 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • had no domestic attacks" under President George W. Bush

    Domestic would mean home grown. terrorist , so he is right.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:01 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • He has actually responded and apologized and ADMITTED he was WORNG...but way to FOLLOW BLINDLY! lol

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:13 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • Ummm.."following blindly" is asking to see the entirety of his statement when the QUOTE didnt even include the words george W Bush?

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 2:15 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • O and BTW, Richard Reid was HOME GROWN
    and the Anthrax attacks???
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:16 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • I was speaking to anon 201 momof
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:17 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • Here is the quote from GMA "What he (Obama) should be doing is following the right things that Bush did -- one of the right things he did was treat this as a war on terror. We had no domestic attacks under Bush. We've had one under Obama," Giuliani said.

    Even if you ignore 9/11 and give him the benefit of the doubt (he MUST have meant after 9/11, right?)
    The anthrax scare. Shortly after 9/11, letters laced with anthrax began appearing in the U.S. mail. Letters went to U.S. senators and news organizations. Before it was over, five Americans were killed and another 17 were injured. "The nation was terrorized in what became the worst biological attacks in U.S. history," according to the FBI.

    cont
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 2:18 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • The shoe bomber. In December 2001, admitted al-Qaida member Richard Reid boarded a plane in Miami with plastic explosives packed in special hollowed-out shoes. The bomb failed to ignite properly and no passengers were hurt. The incident, however, led to Americans having to remove their shoes during airport security screening.

    The D.C. sniper case. John Allen Muhammad was convicted on capital terrorism charges for his part in the shooting of 16 people in and around the D.C.-area in September and October 2002. Muhammad was executed last year. His 17-year-old accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, was sentenced to life in prison.

    All three events occurred after Sept. 11 and have been considered terror plots by the federal and state governments.
    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2010/jan/08/rudy-giuliani/giuliani-says-there-were-no-domestic-attacks-durin/
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 2:20 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • Where is the link to the rest of the article? I need a clicky link for this computer. Thanks.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 2:28 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

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