September 22, 2006, - 8:07 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Remember the good old days when then-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani gave Yasser Arafat the boot from a New York concert and refused to let him travel to an event in one of the New York City burroughs?
Giuliani ordered the NYPD not to let Arafat go much of anywhere outside of Turtle Bay. He had the cojones to just say no to an international terrorist madman.
Compare that to current Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s mostly silent reaction and complete inaction, when yesterday and the day before, the loony leaders of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, trotted all around greater Manhattan and the various NYC locales.
Both Arafat and the Ahmadinejad/Chavez twins were in New York for U.N. visits. But Giuliani had the guts, courage, and innovation to use the NYPD to stop Arafat from doing anything beyond his U.N. speech. Where was Bloomberg? Nowhere to be found. He may be good at making money, but as a mayor of America’s most major city, the guy is a joke.
Under Bloomberg’s “leadership,” the two nutcase leaders, Mahmoud and Hugo, were allowed to trot themselves all over the place for interviews with TIME Magazine and CNN’s Anderson Cooper (Ahmadinejad), and speeches at Columbia University (also Ahmadinejad–now cancelled, under pressure from smart alumni and other good Americans), the Mt. Olive Baptist Church (Chavez), and the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (Chavez).
Bloomberg allowed these two enemies to all mankind tread all over America’s metropolis, in line with his PC pro-Islamofascist agenda (Bloomberg has allowed extremist Muslims to serve as chaplains in NYC’s jails and appointed other Islamofascists to City Commissions). That’s why Bloomberg will never be a great Mayor. He doesn’t have guts. He doesn’t have dignity. And, above all, he doesn’t have principle.
But for an extramarital affair, Rudolph Giuliani had–and still has–all of those things. If he ran the Big Apple today, Ahmadinejad and Chavez would have been on flights back to Banana Republic Land, long ago.
And that’s why–despite being out of office for almost 5 years, he’ll always be “America’s Mayor.” He may have been Mayor of New York in contemporary times, but when it comes to terrorist madmen and international loons, he took the motto of the Gadsden Flag and many American Revolutionaries very seriously:
Don’t Tread on Me.
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