What Fresh Hell Is This?

April 25, 2007

Olbermann's Special Comment - On Rudy Giuliani

Read it here.

Keith's basically excoriating "America's Mayor" Rudy Giuliani for claiming that a Republican president will keep us safer than a Democratic one. A highlight:

[O]n what imaginary track record does Mr. Giuliani base his boast?

Which party held the presidency on Sept. 11, 2001, Mr. Giuliani?

Which party held the mayoralty of New York on that date, Mr. Giuliani?

Which party assured New Yorkers that the air was safe and the remains of the dead recovered and not being used to fill potholes, Mr. Giuliani?

Which party wanted what the terrorists wanted — the postponement of elections — and to whose personal advantage would that have redounded, Mr. Giuliani?

Which mayor of New York was elected eight months after the first attack on the

World Trade Center, yet did not emphasize counter-terror in the same city for the next eight years, Mr. Giuliani?

Which party had proposed to turn over the Department of Homeland Security to Bernard Kerik, Mr. Giuliani?

Who wanted to ignore and hide Kerik’s organized crime allegations, Mr. Giuliani?

Who personally argued to the White House that Kerik need not be vetted, Mr. Giuliani?

Which party rode roughshod over Americans’ rights while braying that it was actually protecting them, Mr. Giuliani?

Which party took this country into the most utterly backwards, utterly counterproductive, utterly ruinous war in our history, Mr. Giuliani?

Which party has been in office as more Americans were killed in the pointless fields of Iraq than were killed in the consuming nightmare of 9/11, Mr. Giuliani?

Go read it.


Sherry said...

i saw it.
he brought up quite a few things about rudy's mayoral skills during the show. things i had not known about.
things that he let slide after the 1st attack as to safety and security that caused great harm during the 2nd attack on 9/11.

it's time to stop letting fear rule and admit that the world is changing and that we will never feel as safe as we did pre 9/11 and we will never BE as safe as we THOUGHT we were pre 9/11 and that we now have to deal with what most of the world has had to deal with.

they carry on, so should we.
i'd be damned if i'd let terroists scare me into voting or not voting for a candidate!

rock said...

Fear mongering is such an efficient campaigning tactic.

Smitty said...

you are absolutely right.look what happened to Spain soon after the train station bombing.They voted out one party and put in another that pulled the miniscule Spanish presence out of Iraq.Europe is the second line of defense in this war with Islamic Imperialism.The outcome of the French election will be a good indicator of how Europe will go vis a vis islamic terrorists.If Sarkozy wins that will be a good sign!!

"Fair and Balanced" Dave said...

Crooks and Liars has the video