Rudy Giuliani, the man who was mayor of New York City during the 9/11 attacks, appeared on Good Morning America today to say President Obama should take lessons from former President George W. Bush on how to prevent a terrorist attack.
“What [Obama] should be doing is following the right things 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.
Hey, Rudi, who was President on 9/11/2001?
Who was President when Richard Reid was arrest with a shoe bomb?
How many times did you tell Bernard Kerik, your good friend, that he should thank G-d that GWB was president that day?
And where were you trying to go that day Rudi? WTC7 where your disaster HQ was? How many people told you that the location was a bad idea?Even you own OEM people told you.
h/t to Atrios
Rudi, we aren’t all teabaggers that make up our own history as we go along.
Up Date Just for Rudi: Hey, Mr. Mayor, you and I met once before in a court room and you lost, not once but twice. Well, here’s a reminder of the facts about terror attacks that occurred while your “hero” GWB was President. Thanks Media Matters
Fact: Islamic terrorist attacks took place under Bush after 9-11
2002 attack against El Al ticket counter at LAX. In July 2002, Hesham Mohamed Hadayet opened fire at an El Al Airlines ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport, killing two people and wounding four others before being shot dead. A 2004 Justice Department report stated that Hadayet’s case had been “officially designated as an act of international terrorism.”
2006 UNC SUV attack. In March 2006, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill graduate Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar drove an SUV into an area of campus, striking nine pedestrians. According to reports, Taheri-azar said he acted because he wanted to “avenge the deaths or murders of Muslims around the world.” Taheri-azar also reportedly stated in a letter: “I was aiming to follow in the footsteps of one of my role models, Mohammad Atta, one of the 9/11/01 hijackers, who obtained a doctorate degree.”
Fact: Other terrorist attacks also took place under Bush after 9-11
2001 Anthrax attacks. A March 2004 State Department report on “Significant Terrorist Incidents, 1961-2003” quotes then-Attorney General John Ashcroft saying of the letters containing anthrax mailed to various targets: “When people send anthrax through the mail to hurt people and invoke terror, it’s a terrorist act.” Five people were killed as a result of those letters in the autumn of 2001.
2002 DC-area sniper. The state of Virginia indicted Washington, D.C.-area sniper John Allen Muhammad — along with his accomplice, a minor at the time — on terrorism charges for one of the murders he committed during a three-week shooting spree across Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Muhammad was convicted, sentenced to death, and subsequently executed for the crime.
Fact: Other conservatives have also denied existence of terrorist attacks under Bush
Frederick, Perino, Crowley ignore attacks that occurred during Bush term. As Media Matters for America has documented, other conservative media figures also have denied that terrorist attacks occurred under Bush after 9-11. Bush White House Press Secretary and current Fox News contributor Dana Perino falsely claimed on the November 24, 2009, edition of Fox News’ Hannity that “[w]e did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term.” In a January 3 column, Las Vegas Review-Journal publisher Sherman Frederick falsely claimed that “the two cases of domestic terrorism since 9/11” happened “on Obama’s watch.” And on the January 5 edition ofThe O’Reilly Factor, Fox News contributor Monica Crowley asserted that “[a]fter 9-11, President Bush and Vice President Cheney had a 100 percent perfect track record in keeping the homeland safe from an Islamic terrorist attack.”
These don’t include “Shoe Bomber” Richard Reid.