Rudy Giuliani stands up for Clinton…and states the obvious about whose fault 9-11 was. Good job outta him.
From the AP:
“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 in response to a question after an appearance with fellow Republican Charlie Crist, who is running for governor. “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.”
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice challenged Clinton’s claim that he did more than many of his conservative critics to pursue bin Laden, and she accused the Democrat of leaving no comprehensive plan to fight al-Qaida.
Giuliani said he believed Clinton, like his successor, did everything he could with the information he was provided.
“Every American president I’ve known would have given his life to prevent an attack like that. That includes President Clinton, President Bush,” the former mayor said. “They did the best they could with the information they had at the time.”
As a New Yorker, I thought Rudy was an excellent mayor in his first term. In his second term he went insane and started picking on pedestrians, cab drivers and his wife (who I worked with in radio and is a sweetheart). At the time of the 9-11 attacks many New Yorkers would not have voted to re-elect him. After his heroic leadership during the 9-11 attacks he gained a valuable reprieve from NYers. Now there’s a lot of criticism coming forward about his leadership at that time again.
Frankly, I liked the guy…and I’m a democrat. Rudy realized that the way you run city government is that you kick ass and take names. He led. Period. Went overboard a few times and maybe needed a better supporting cast in his second term. If he ran for mayor again..I’d probably vote for him.
NO chance he runs for higher office now. He signed his death sentence politically with these comments. Gotta love the guy for that.