Friday, January 08, 2010

Rudy Giuliani: 9/11 wasn't a terrorist attack

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, not their own facts." -Daniel Patrick Moynihan.


"We had no domestic attacks under Bush; we've had one under Obama," -Rudy Giuliani, one of the founders of "Mention September 11 Every 9.11 Seconds or Else You Insult the Dead" movement.

"We did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush's term," Former Press Secretary Dana Perino on Fox News [sic] last November.

source: CNN

If a news organization pointed out that this was factual rubbish (they'd never actually call it what they are: bald-faced lies), it would no doubt be attacked for 'liberal bias.'


PlanetAlbany said...

Actually I think these statements are very much more likely to be mistakes than lies, bald-faced or otherwise. The GOPpers would not deny that 9/11 was a terrorist attack, or expect that anyone has forgotten about it. They meant to make the conventional GOP point that Bush kept the country safe after 9/11, and forgot to include the 9/11 bit.

Brian said...

Yes it is very convenient that they would consistently omit this fact in order to smear the Democratic president and win cheap political points. And he's not simply trying to defend Bush. He's trying to attack the current president in order to do so, unfortunately with a lie.

That being said, your contention doesn't hold water.

Rudy claims that there has been one terrorist attack under Obama and supposedly none under Bush (post-9/11 according to you). How does he figure?

If he meant successful terrorist attacks, there have been none under Obama, not one as Rudy claimed.

If he meant attempted terrorist attacks, there were certainly more than zero under post-9/11 Bush. Or at least that's what they told us at the time.

Any way you wish to parse it, it's deceit plain and simple. The only argument is about exactly which part was a lie.