America’s Mayor Gets Amnesia (Up Dated)

Mr. 9/11 Gets Amnesia: ‘We Had No Domestic Attacks Under Bush; We’ve Had One Under Obama’ (VIDEO)

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.

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    • TMC on January 8, 2010 at 6:03 pm
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    to buy Rudi a prescription for Aricept.  

  1. and my husband spit his coffee: “What about 9eleven!??! Hel- lo- oh?”

    My hub who is NOT a political junkie and too busy to follow blogs and all. GMA for chrissake. Too bad Jon Stewart is off tonight.

    • quince on January 8, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    9/11, anthrax, shoe bomber, attempted la bombing, ft. dix, the miami kids…

    Admittedly some of those were bullshit invented to keep us scared, but plenty of the real deals there.

    But ya, nine fucking eleven rudy. nine fucking eleven. Lying asshole.  

    • Edger on January 8, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    have amnesia too?

    • Edger on January 8, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    And means that 9/11 was not a terrorist attack, but was a false flag attack?

  2. Just getting some powerful déjà vu here. Not that it would surprise me, if you repeat a lie enough times…

  3. Sanchez on CNN, stating the Guiliani may have said that, but that’s not what he meant.  (Sanchez repeated the statement, but, didn’t look a bit convinced.)

    There now.  It’s all okay.  The fact that Dana Perino & I believe Cheney too, said the same thing–and werent’ challenged on the spot by the “journalists” conducting their “interviews” continues to escape the consciousness of most of the stenographers of today’s press.  

    So, the media types running 24/7 stories about the intelligence community not “connecting the dots” again fail to understand that for the last decade, they haven’t “connected the dots” of the GOP’ers pathological lying without challenge.  

    Anybody in the media who believes for one nanosecond that Rudi didn’t deliberately omit mention of 9/11, when he claimed there was no terrorist attack under Bush is far to stupid and gullible to continue getting paid to report the news.

  4. FWIW, I endured all 8 years of Rudy’s mayoralty, during which he repeatedly proved that he is not fit to govern, nor even claim the mantle of “human being.”  He should slink quietly back into the pits of the inferno from which he arose…but he won’t, the asshole, he loves the spotlight too much.

    • Wom Bat on January 9, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    everything “terrorist” on the Democratic Party.


    “We had no domestic attacks under Bush. We’ve had one under Obama,” Giuliani said.

         

    Dana Perino, Mary Matalin, Todd Harris and other GOP figures have recently made similar intentionally false statements–as if everyone here doesn’t already know that. But Stephanopolous and those like him will be happily counting their money and won’t challenge the lies. Millions of in-the-dark schmucks will buy it. Obviously, of the U.S. we rememember from not so long ago, there isn’t much left.

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