The Republicans keep insisting, as they have all along, that only they are tough enough to take on the terrorists and protect us all. Giuliani is especially guilty of this.
But what exactly are their credentials for claiming this?
As others have said, and a recent letter to TIME magazine from Ron Speigel of Philadelphia put most succinctly:
“…on 9/11 the terrorists boarded planes in a state that had a Republican Governor and did their worst damage in a city that had a Republican mayor and a state that had a Republican Governor—all while a Republican was in the White House.”