[QUOTE=kennyo7;2232760]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[/QUOTE]
At least Rudy as mayor was able to hold off the rats for two years from claiming 9/11 was an inside job. New Orleans took all of two days to blame the goverment, calling them racists and demanding money to buy liquor and tv's.
In all seriousness however, anyone who lived through 9/11 and in New York at the time commended Rudy for his efforts. Only in retrospect does he get criticized, because negativity will always prevail.
I just cant accept how you can claim cleaning up the city cannot be attributed to Rudy yet every poor decision in an emergency situation was solely rudy's fault. You obviously have an agenda which is fine, but your unbalanced opinions are so obviously transparent.