I'm listening to Rudy Guliani testify before the hearing committee.
I was going to write as he spoke.
He just mentioned Pete Ganci's
name and I lost it. Again.
But you should be listening or watching.
Update: He is describing the last moment's of Pete's life - his heroics and his efforts to have his department save as many people as possible.
This makes yesterday's histrionics by that piece of shit John Lehman even more despicable. Please listen to this.
Giuliani: "And then [Pete Ganci] wished us well...I shook his hand and said God bless you and he said the same....on the way to the command post I saw Father Judge, shook hands with him, it was the last time I saw him....."
It's that day all over again.
Sometimes I wonder why I am not over this yet. It only lasts a second until I realize that I don't want
to be over it.
But, still....there are some days, like today, when I cry as if it just happened. And then I think about where we are right now as a nation and I know that are too many people that haven't learned a damn thing.
I wish I could just put it all behind me like they do.
Who the hell are these people clapping. Timothy Roemer just mentioned that bin Laden was specified in the warnings. People applaud and whistle. That gives the whole commission and all the hearings a huge black eye. Every clap and every hoot and holler makes this whole thing look like nothing more than a partisan sham presented with the intent to discredit people and get Bush out of office.
More: Kerrey talking about the people who died that day... "Christians...Muslims..Jews..and, dare I say it, people who don't believe in God."
What an ass.
They keep moving the bar on Giuliani. What if, what if, what if? What if there were ten thousand bombs falling from the sky while radiation leaked from the sewer system and Godzilla was trampling through Brooklyn? Huh? I bet you don't have anything in place for that scenario!
Lie of the day: this commission not in search of blame or villians.
Yet everything about it says exactly the opposite.
Somebody just interrupted the hearing - a woman shouting my son was murdered
! There are people clapping and someone else shouting Lies
These fucking people are asking about oil contracts, they are shouting from the audience about god damn contracts. Son of a bitch. Shut these people up. If they want to protest about that crap, go stand on a street with the rest of the ANSWER crowd. This is not the time and place. We are supposed to be helping. We are supposed to be holding these hearings to prevent something like 9/11 from happening again.
Instead, it's an anti-Bush rally, once again. I am so disgusted I can't even find the words.
- I missed part of it when the Windows Media froze up, but it looks like some people were shouting as the walked out of the commission. I could have sworn they were saying something about al Qaeda, but I'm not sure.
: Giuliani received great applause at the end. The applause for him drowned out whatever that sleazy guy at the end was ranting about.
I do know that the people giving grief at the commission are a small number. But they are loud and they make me angry.