Bloomberg via Yahoo! News reports,
“The International Association of Fire Fighters union said it wants its 260,000 U.S. members to know the “real story” of the former New York mayor, contending that Giuliani sought to curtail search-and-recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001…
The union wants “to make all of our members aware of the egregious acts Mayor Giuliani committed against our members, our fallen on 9/11, and our New York City union officers following that horrific day,'”
Here’s the real story. Mayor Giuliani, “America’s Mayor” on September 11, 2001 distinguished himself to those of us who did not live in New York and knew little about him. I was impressed by his take charge response, calming manner, leadership and human emotion.
Some now want to play politics years later and they should be ashamed.
This quote from the article is hard to believe,
“He (Guliani) valued the money and gold and wanted the site cleared before he left office at the end of 2001 more than he valued the lives and memories of those lost,” the letter said.”
Who believes that garbage? Mayor Giuliani attended dozens of memorials and funerals of FDNY personnel killed by the terrorists on 9-11. It’s safe to say no mayor has attended more firefighter funerals.
What this is is dirty politics, Clinton style politics and it’s ugly. I made up my mind the minute Rudy Giuliani announced his intention to run for President I would support him over all others. It’s a decision I hope all independent thinking fire personnel and good Americans come to as well.
President Rudy Giuliani, it sounds right!