[QUOTE=mallamalla;2232556]I never said Guiliani was a leader of men. I am saying that trashing him for not having "experience" is a bit overrated.
But since we are on the subject, you are nitpicking quite a bit. You are only focusing on the negatives, and in a situation such as 9/11, nothing could have been done flawlessly. But what Giuliani attempted to do was give Americans hope. He was the symbol that urged us to go back to work, to live our lives as we normally would. If you want to blame him for the bad decisions (which I am sure he was advised on) you also have to give him credit for things that may have naturally transpired. It works both ways and you only focus on him as the fall guy but fail to give him any credit whatsoever. After 9/11, for the first time in a long time, everyone was pro american and we all loved each other. Yes, that perhaps is a natural occurance, and maybe some of his speeches were written for him, but you cant blame him for everything that went wrong and refuse to praise him for what stands out as good.
Compare New York after 9/11 to the idiot in New Orleans after Katrina.[/QUOTE]
You have proved my point. Look at the only positives you can point at: "he was a symbol urging us to go back to work"??? Really, how so? "He gave us hope"...again, how so? are you suggesting without Rudy, Americans would have felt hopeless. These "positives" you are pointing out are empty meaningless words. Bozo the Clown could have been the mayor of NYC on 9-11 and he would have done the same thing Rudy did. He would have been every much a "symbol of hope" that Rudy was. Rudy did not do anything special on that day.
As for comparing 9-11 to Katrina....that is absolutely ridiculous. 9-11 was an absolute tragedy but the true damage to the city was limited to a few square blocks. Katrina took out a good part of two poor states. While the number of deaths may not be the same , the damage done by Katrina was much more widespread and the immediate resources available was far less