Mr. 9/11 Gets Amnesia: 'We Had No Domestic Attacks Under Bush; We've Had One Under Obama'
Rudy Giuliani, the man who was mayor of New York City during the 9/11 attacks, appeared on Good Morning America today to say President Obama should take lessons from former President George W. Bush on how to prevent a terrorist attack.
"What [Obama] should be doing is following the right things 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.
Giuliani made the 9/11 attacks (which did happen under Bush) the central point of his campaign, using his leadership of the city to support his political viability. Now-Vice President Biden even called him on it during a 2007 presidential debate: "Rudy Giuliani. There's only three things he mentions in a sentence -- a noun, a verb, and 9/11. There's nothing else!"
Even if you don't count 9/11, there were several domestic attacks during the Bush presidency. In the fall of 2001, anthrax sent through the mail to senators and news organizations killed five people. And in December 2001, Richard Reid attempted to blow up a commercial plane with explosives packed into his shoes.
Although earlier this week, Giuliani claimed that the shoe bomber attack happened before 9/11.