Wayne Barrett's Pile of Drivel
We haven't touched on serial Rudy basher Wayne Barrett's brazen attempt to rewrite the history of Rudy Giuliani and 9/11. You know -- this is the book where Barrett bashes the former Mayor of New York City for not having a 37-point plan to stop the World Trade Center from being attacked by airliners.
As far as hit pieces go, Barrett will undoubtedly fail. Why? Because the American people saw for themselves the real story of Rudy Giuliani on 9/11. They saw grace under pressure. They saw him calm and comfort not just a city, but a nation. They saw the orderly evacuation of New York City. They saw him at the funerals of the fallen firefighters and police officers. They know the story of him asking President Bush for the privilege to the one to execute Bin Laden. They saw him stick it to the Saudi prince, just as he stuck it to Arafat years before.
Barrett will have about as much success convincing people that everything the American people saw a lie as other conspiracy theorists will of convincing us that 9/11 was an "inside job," the Pentagon was hit by a missle, and the WTC was brought down by a controlled explosion.
And for the record, no amount of planning could have anticipated or mitigated the effects of a massive attack from the sky, or the collapse of not one but two of the world's largest buildings in the middle of downtown New York. Some things you just have to deal with. How you deal with the unexpected is the true test of a leader. And in the minds of just about every American except (now) for a tiny sliver of the crazed left, Rudy passed that test of leadership.