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Giuliani: No domestic terror attacks under Bush

I see that my former mayor has some issues with the Obama administration’s counterterrorism strategy: “What he [Obama] should be doing is following the right things that Bush did — one of the right things he did was treat this as a war on terror. We had no domestic attacks under Bush. We’ve had one under ...

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

I see that my former mayor has some issues with the Obama administration’s counterterrorism strategy:

“What he [Obama] should be doing is following the right things that Bush did — one of the right things he did was treat this as a war on terror. We had no domestic attacks under Bush. We’ve had one under Obama,” Giuliani said. “Number two, he should correct the things that Bush didn’t do right. Sending people to Yemen was wrong, not getting this whole intelligence thing corrected.”

 

I guess we should give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he meant "no domestic attacks other than the worst one in American history on which I’ve largely based my political career for the last decade."  There were those pesky little anthrax attacks too.

In any event, Bruce Schneier’s argument that aspects of the U.S. national security apparatus actually did work as they were supposed to and probably prevented Abdulmutallab’s attack from succeeding, is worth a read. (Hat tip: Blake’s Twitter)

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