July 24, 2014

Mr. "Noun-a-Verb-and-9-11" Rudy Giuliani seems to have a bit of selective amnesia when it comes to the topic of his so-called "leadership skills" and how he handled the aftermath of the attacks in New York City over a decade ago.

Giuliani is apparently hoping the viewers over at Faux "news" have no idea that what actually happened is that he completely mismanaged the disaster, ran around like a chicken with his head cut off with nowhere to go because he put the emergency command center in the basement of the World Trade Center, and as Lawrence O'Donnell ripped him for back in 2011, cost the lives of New York City firefighters.

Instead he was happy to use the recent turmoil in Russia and Israel to attack President Obama's leadership and play the Republican's favorite game of "here's what I would do if I were president."

From Fox's blog: Giuliani on Obama's Leadership: 'Not the Way I Handled 9/11':

Should President Obama use his position of leadership to help end the crises in Israel and Ukraine?

Two military jets were shot out of the sky in eastern Ukraine today as President Obama continues his West Coast fundraising trip for the midterm elections.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat from California, told MSNBC that the president should pay more attention to the Ukraine crisis.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) also criticized President Obama today on The Real Story.

Giuliani said the president should be “in charge” in both substance and appearance.

“Flying around to fundraisers does not look like a man whose total concentration is on this,” the former mayor criticized. “That isn’t the way John Kennedy handled the Cuban missile crisis, [and] that’s certainly not the way I handled September 11.”

They're terribly upset and obsessing over President Obama doing fundraisers. Gee, I can't imagine why they would want to stop him from raising money to get more Democrats elected. Can you? And we all know that every Republican shuts down their fundraising any time there's a crisis they should be paying more attention to instead, right?

They all seem to think that President Obama is not capable of chewing gum and walking at the same time. I'm not sure what else they think he's supposed to do about Ukraine if the Europeans won't come along on sanctions other than escalating things there where we're lucky we don't end up at war with Russia. They do love war though, so maybe that's exactly what they want.

As far as Israel goes, all Republicans would be doing is giving even more deference to Israel and the far right in their government than we are already. And if Rudy or one of his cohorts had managed to get elected as president in the last couple of election cycles instead of President Obama, given their rhetoric, they'd probably have us at war with Iran as well.


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