I have the utmost respect for Firefighters…anyone who would give their life or safety in order to help someone else deserves all the praise and thanks we can muster. And these NYC Firefighters have something to say about “America’s Mayor”, Rudy Giuliani…”He’s not the hero of 9/11.” – Deputy Chief Jim Riches, FDNY. And from the International Association of Firefighters: “Rudy has used the horrible events of September 11 to create a persona that is an elaborate fabrication,” says IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger. “He is nothing more than a shameless self-promoter.”
Seems Rudy’s actions on 9/11 and his following “hero” persona do not match up with reality, so the IAFF have made a video featuring some of the NYC Fire Fighters talking about the urban legend of Mr. Giuliani and it is a “must watch” as soon as you can see it. But before you go watch it, I leave you with this quote from Al Regenhard, Detective Sergeant, NYPD (ret.):
“Giuliani told the 9/11 Commission that some firefighters got killed because they ignored the order to evacuate. That’s despicable.”
These politicians need to be held accountable for their actions, not praised for things they do just in the name of politics and greed.