Monday, April 30, 2007

Gary Hart Puts Giuliani In Place

Former Colorado Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart stepped up to the plate this weekend and delivered a sound spanking on GOP darling Rudy Giuliani, who continues to talk about how superior Republicans are at handling national security, despite the fact that, unless the calendar lies, 9/11 happened on their watch.

Here's Hart in "An Open Letter to Mayor Giuliani," which ran on The Huffington Post over the weekend:
Since you have based your presidential campaign almost exclusively on your reaction to terrorist attacks on New York City, and since you have recently accused Democrats of being on the defense against terrorism and therefore guilty of inviting more casualties, I have one question for you: Where were you on terrorism between January 31, 2001, and September 11th?

The first date was when the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century issued its final report warning, as did its previous reports, of the danger of terrorist attacks on America. The George W. Bush administration did nothing about these warnings and we lost 3,000 American lives. What did you do during those critical eight months? Where were you? Were you on the defensive, or were you even paying attention?
Please go to The Huffington Post to read the rest of this thrashing of the highly-overrated Giuliani.