RUDY GIULIANI: “We Had No Domestic Attacks Under Bush; We’ve Had One Under Obama”
Rudy Giuliani has joined fellow Republicans Dana Perino and Mary Matalin in seeming to forget that the September 11th attacks happened under President Bush.
On “Good Morning America” Friday, the former New York mayor declared, “We had no domestic attacks under Bush; we’ve had one under Obama.”
Not only does the statement suggest Giuliani does not remember the devastating attack in his own city, it also omits the anthrax attacks and the attempted shoe bomber attack. (emphasis mine)
“Um, really?” wrote ABC News reporter Rick Klein on Twitter. Later he added, “even if Rudy MEANT to say post-9/11, what makes this incident different than [shoe bomber] Richard Reid, I wonder?” Of course, Giuliani could have been referring to the Fort Hood shootings rather than the botched underwear bombing.
A day earlier, Giuliani falsely claimed that the shoe bomber attack occurred before September 11th.
Curiously, the Associated Press did a long write-up of Giuliani’s Obama criticisms but omitted the startling mistake. George Stephanopoulos, who conducted the ABC interview, included the quote in a blog post but did not question it.
This hereby posted for its utterly ridiculous content. I think every reporter from here on should take a page out of William Buckley’s book and threaten to punch someone if they’re having an attack of epic stupidity in front of a camera.
Seriously, Rudy: what?