Book: Giuliani Was No Hero
Posted on Aug 24, 2006
What if former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani wasn’t the hero everybody thought? What if, like Bush, Giuliani had ignored myriad pre-9/11 warnings about terrorism? What if he thus left the city ill-prepared to respond to such a disaster? That’s the provocative thesis of a new book written by two top-flight investigative journalists.
It’s the unexamined question of 9/11: What if Rudy Giuliani wasn’t quite the hero everybody thought?
For nearly five years now, we’ve all lived in the glow of “America’s mayor,” that soot-covered father figure who rose to meet the greatest challenge of all. Rudy standing firm in the terror aftermath. Rudy guiding a rattled city back to its feet.
There was no denying this much in those early days of confusion: New York’s grim-faced mayor looked a whole lot more in charge than America’s deer-in-the-headlights president.