Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Ultimate Flip Flop - Rudy Giuliani Flounders

He had a very bad week, filled with bad news and scandals. So what does he do? He goes back to the one thing he has going for him, and tries to redirect it. Very Poorly.
What did he say exactly?
June 2007:
"Islamic terrorists killed more than 500 Americans before Sept. 11. Many people think the first attack on America was on Sept. 11, 2001. It was not. It was in 1993," said the former New York mayor.
Giuliani argued that Clinton treated the World Trade Center bombing as a criminal act instead of a terrorist attack, calling it "a big mistake" that emboldened other strikes on the Khobar Towers housing complex in Saudi Arabia, in Kenya and Tanzania and later on the USS Cole while docked in Yemen in 2000.
"The United States government, then President Clinton, did not respond," Giuliani said. "(Osama) bin Laden declared war on us. We didn't hear it."
Maybe it was the air in Pat Robertson's auditorium, who knows, but not too long ago, the Deity of Nine Eleven had said -
September 2006:
"The idea of trying to cast blame on President Clinton is just wrong for many, many reasons, not the least of which is I don't think he deserves it," Giuliani said during a stop in Florida. "I don't think President Bush deserves it. The people who deserve blame for Sept. 11, I think we should remind ourselves, are the terrorists - the Islamic fanatics - who came here and killed us and want to come here again and do it."
Nevermind the fact, that the mayor of New York city in 1993 did nothing to improve the synching of the first responders, or improving their antiquated communications devices (that were still being used in '01) or increasing security and nothing like that. Naah, he was too busy chasing those pesky sgueegie men to worry about terrorism.

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