Saturday, January 09, 2010

The 'terrorist attacks' Giuliani forgot,

Yesterday morning on GMA, Rudy Giuliani told George Stephanopoulos "we had no domestic attacks under Bush -- we've had on under Obama". Stephanopoulos you might expect would take exception to this outragious lie -- He did not. Here's the video.

Of course, on September 11, 2001, the cities of New York and Washington DC suffered from significant and memorable terrorist attacks. Rudy "America's Mayor" Giuliani was mayor of New York at the time and has spoken of it often until yesterday.

But there where other attacks as well which I will list with the help of Jake Tapper's Political Punch,

• British national Richard Reid on December 22, 2001 attempted to blow up American Airlines flight 63 from Paris to Miami with a shoe bomb.

• Egyptian national Hesham Mohamed Hadayet shot and killed two Israelis and wounded four others at the El Al ticket counter at LAX on July 22, 2002.

• The 2001 anthrax attacks, which killed five people, and has yet to be solved.

• John Allen Muhammed aka "the DC Snipper" killed at least 10 people in 2002 and was convicted by a Virginia court of terrorism, among other charges.

Stephanopoulos has since said that critics who have suggested he might have pressed Rudy on this nonsense are correct. Really?

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