In an interview on Fox and Friends, this morning – the 12th anniversary of 9/11 – ”America’s Mayor” Rudy Giuliani said that in regards to Syria, the president is acting in the opposite way that a leader should act.
“We’re going to negotiate with Russia and Syria and Syria is going to let us inspect the chemical weapons they’ve always denied having. Something in that picture is very strange”, Giuliani said.
He went on to say that what worries him is that the president’s vacillation on Syria “makes the US look weak, and it cedes leadership to the Russians. I don’t get that.”
Asked about his thoughts on the administration’s handling of the Benghazi attack one year later, Giuliani said, “I have real questions about whether it ever had to happen in the first place, I have a significant amount of questions about the failure to give security to that area for six months before when it was crying out for more security, I have significant questions about the actions of the United States government, that night – including our president – I still don’t know where he was, that night. and why we immediately didn’t deploy as much force as possible to the area, we could have always called it back, and I have very significant questions about why everyone has been kept silent for so long, and now all of a sudden after a year of preparation, they’re all going to speak…so I think the people who died that night, and their families deserve a lot better than the way in which this government has treated them.”
He called 9/11/2001 “the most complicated day of my life, and probably in the history of my city – it was the worst day, it was the greatest day – some of the greatest losses and some of the greatest acts of heroism…and I think ultimately, you look 12 years later – the city is a lot stronger than it was before.”