|In 2007, Rudolph William Louis "Rudy" Giuliani took legal action against Mike Resnick, editor of "Alternate Tyrants II" for his short story "Ground Zero". In the story, Giuliani used the September 11th attack as a pretext for an extended term as Mayor, but criticisms that emerge during 2002 were quickly suppressed.|
|There is specifically much criticism surrounding his administration during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Others criticisms include his lack preparedness before the attacks by allegedly ignoring the ongoing threat to New York City from Islamist terrorists in the preceding years. His handling of Ground Zero air quality issue is also questioned for downplaying the health effects of the air afterwards. It is also mentioned that his recovery effort of the aftermath of Ground Zero, asserting that Giuliani rushed to conclude the recovery effort once gold and silver had been recovered from World Trade Center vaults. It was alleged that Guiliani never read 9/11 Commission's Report and that he didn't attend any meetings of the Iraq Study Group after being appointed to it in early 2006.|
~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!
|Saturday, September 1, 2007|
Posted by Alternate Historian at 9/01/2007 09:37:00 AM