Giuliani clarifies remarks, and still gets it wrong

Giuliani this morning:

“We had no domestic attacks under Bush; we’ve had one under Obama.”

Giuliani this afternoon:

The Mayor’s spokesman says that the remark “didn’t come across as it was intended” and that Giuliani was “clearly talking post-9/11 with regards to Islamic terrorist attacks on our soil.”

No, the shoe bomber, which took place three months after September 11, was Al Qaeda. So if you count that attempted Al Qaeda plane bombing, then you also count the one attempted Al Qaeda plane bombing under Obama. So it’s one to one, not zero to one. Of course, the underwear bomber attack did not occur on our soil, so even that’s wrong. Stephanopoulos, who reported Giuliani’s correction, apologized for not catching Giuliani on this this morning. But he shouldn’t just repeat the spokesman’s new lie, unchallenged.

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