rudy "9/11" giuliani forgets how he got his middle name

From the How Quickly They Forget Department, Rudolph L. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City who tried to build an entire national political career based on his lies about September 11, 2001, seems to have forgotten some basic facts.

Either Rudy doesn't remember 9/11, or he has forgotten who was the Resident of the White House on that fateful Tuesday. First this from ABC News:
What he [Obama] should be doing is following the right things that 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. Number two, he should correct the things that Bush didn't do right. Sending people to Yemen was wrong, not getting this whole intelligence thing corrected."

It's good to know at least a few people in the US mainstream media do remember 9/11, because they called Rudy on it, at which point he was forced to go on CNN and announce, yes, I do remember 9/11. From TPM:
Rudy Giuliani appeared on CNN this afternoon in an attempt to explain what he meant when he claimed that no domestic terrorist attacks happened under President George W. Bush.

"I usually say, 'We had no major domestic attacks under President Bush since September 11,'" he told Wolf Blitzer.

"I did omit the words, 'since September 11,' and I apologize for that," he went on. "I do remember September 11. In fact, Wolf, I remember it every single day and usually, frequently during the day."

. . .

Giuliani told Blitzer that he meant the Fort Hood shootings as that one attack that happened under Obama.

"Fort Hood was clearly an Islamic terrorist attack," he said. "He was clearly under the influence of Islamic terrorism."

He also said the anthrax attacks of 2001 don't count, because they never proven to be done in the name of "Islamic terrorism."

Video at TPM.

When Allan told me about this, my first thought was that Rudy would not be called out on this. It was quite commonplace in the US, at least when I still lived there, to hear that Bush had made the country so much safer than it was under Clinton. I distinctly recall reminding people who was in the White House when 9/11 happened, and hearing the reply, "Hmm, you're right, that's a good point," as if they had never thought of it.

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