Sunday, October 28, 2007

If Giuliani's Lips Are Moving He is Probably Lying

All the Republican candidates rolled into one bunch of toilet paper are hardly worthy to wipe Dennis Kucinich's ass, so I don't really expect much in the way of honesty from any of them. However, this whopper from Rudy was too good to pass up...

Typical of Giuliani's claims on the campaign trail is a speech he gave last summer in which he said of the pre-9/11 period, "Bin Laden declared war on us. We didn't hear it. ... I thought it was pretty clear at the time -- but a lot of people didn't see it, couldn't see it."
Wayne Barrett, a reporter for New York's Village Voice and author of Grand Illusion: The Untold Story of Rudy Giuliani and 9/11, has now obtained leaked memos describing Giuliani's testimony before the 9/11 Commission which directly contradict that claim.
Barrett told Shuster that taken as a whole, Giuliani's testimony "was a confession of ignorance. He basically said, 'I knew nothing about al Qaeda.'"
For example, Giuliani acknowledged that even though he had received information on threats between 1998 and 2001, "At the time I had no idea it was al Qaeda." He further told the commission that after 9/11, "we brought in people to brief us on al Qaeda. ... We had nothing like this pre 9/11, which was a mistake."
Giuliani's testimony, like that of other witnesses describing New York City's response on 9/11, was supposed to remain secret until after the 2008 presidential election.


At 3:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the record we know that Giuliani failed to implement recommendations made after the first WTC attack. Little things like a radio system so the police could talk to the firemen. Siting the emergency response bunker in a safe area like Brooklyn instead of the WTC tower itself.

-Harry Houck


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