Rudy Giuliani has a new ad that will air nationally on cable channels which uses 9/11 as a backdrop. In the ad, titled ‘Freedom’, he compares the first responders of 9/11 to those that helped win World War II. Apparently he read a book by Tom Brokaw called “The Greatest Generation” which is about W.W. II, and this inspired Giuliani during 9/11. â€œAnd during the day of September 11 living through the things that I saw and observed. Immediately, when I saw people helping each other. I saw the picture of the firefighters putting the flag up at ground zero. I said, these are the children or grandchildren or great-grandchildren of the greatest generation. They have the same resolve. The same understanding,â€ says Giuliani. What he didn’t mention is these firefighters where using the same useless radios that their fathers, and grandfathers used. â€œWhen you challenge Americans, thereâ€™s no country that stands up stronger and better than the United States of America. When you try and take something away from us like freedom, my goodness, Americans are going to be one in resisting you,â€ Giuliani says in the ad. â€œSo, the Islamic terrorists would make a terrible mistake if they confuse our democracy for weakness. Our democracy means we disagree with each other, but when you come and try and take away from us our freedom. When you try and come here and kill our people. Weâ€™re one and weâ€™re going to stand up to you and weâ€™re going to prevail.” It is interesting that he keeps bringing up 9/11 as the one thing that makes him qualified to be President. This feel good ad tells us nothing about Giuliani, other than that he was there. Maybe he should explain to those same first responders in the ad why it was “impossible” to get usable radios by 2001 while Giuliani was mayor. Maybe he would also like to explain that even after over 6 years we still have not found Osama bin Laden, and why there is still nothing more than a big hole at the 9/11 site. Rudy you got a lot of explaining to do.
Here is Rudy Giuliani’s new ad, ‘Freedom’;
And here is Rudy Giuliani explaining it was impossible to get radios for the city of New York even after 8 years;