Giuliani Says 9/11 Never Happened
Friday, January 08, 2010 at 10:35 am
When partisanship curdles into the malleability of the truth, you get former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on “Good Morning America”:
“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. “Number two, he should correct the things that Bush didn’t do right. Sending people to Yemen was wrong, not getting this whole intelligence thing corrected.”
We had no domestic attacks under Bush! Except for that really big one where 3000 people were murdered. And then the never-solved anthrax attacks that followed. Except for that, nothing. And “we’ve had one under Obama” — I guess the charitable reading is that he’s scoring Fort Hood a terrorist attack; either that or he’s saying a failed attempt on blowing up Northwest Flight 253 actually succeeded. Giuliani, the noun-verb-9/11 politician, is now a 9/11 denialist.
You actually need to give President George W. Bush credit for this. The Bush people did a wonderfully effective job of making it verboten in mainstream political discourse to consider the deaths of 3000 Americans on 9/11 in any sense Bush’s failing. To this day, there are people on the right who believe 9/11 is President Clinton’s failure; many of them would never dream of saying the system that Obama inherited from Bush was responsible for the near-miss on Flight 253.
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