November 17th, 2009
04:55 PM ET
4 years ago

Giuliani to reiterate criticism of Obama's terror trial decision

(CNN) – Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will headline a conference call Wednesday with national reporters to criticize the Obama administration's decision to hold Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's trial in New York.

The call is being organized by the Republican National Committee.

Giuliani has been very vocal, including in an interview Sunday on CNN's State of the Union with John King, about his opposition to having the trial take place in New York.

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  1. A Smart Blonde

    And just WHERE would you like this trials held, Mr 9/11? I'm ok with the trial not being held in NY. NYer's like Rudi think 9/11 happened only to them.

    It happened to DC too.
    And in a field in PA.

    Get over yourself.

    November 17, 2009 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  2. Jon

    Wonder what he would be saying if he were still Mayor or the President was a Republican. Hmm

    November 17, 2009 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  3. guy from NM

    Is he ever going to disappear? Do we have to listen to him, or even care what he thinks?

    November 17, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  4. Mojo

    Does anyone have to wonder why the leading GOP 2012 candidates are all out of office, and doing nothing but going on talk shows and complaining instead of working towards tangible solutions?

    -Romney, out since 2007.
    -Palin, out since 2009.
    -Huckabee, out since 2007
    -Rudy, out since 2001.

    November 17, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  5. MrManhattan

    When will this has-been stop embarrassing New York City?

    November 17, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  6. Stu

    This is a horrible mistake. Only a fool would try terrorists in civilian courts. These monsters do not even deserve a trial. Worse, all the time they will spend in US prisons will just give them a captive audience to recruit from. And no, it was NOT ok to try the other WTC bombers in civilian court. Civilian courts are for crimes, not for acts of terrorism which are tatamount to acts of war. In such cases, the jurisdiction for all matters falls to the military.

    November 17, 2009 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  7. will

    Republicans take heart, decisions like this one are the reason the independents have already walked away from the Obama Democrats in droves.

    November 17, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  8. we dems love raping the american people

    Bad Rudy !

    November 17, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  9. Lacrosse Mama not for Obama from Bad Newz, VA

    Rudy – you ARE our Hero.....

    why can't there be a Palin – Rudy ticket for 2012....

    If Obama – Biden (= Dumb – Dumber) combination is Valid then Palin – Rudy (= Smartest – Smarter) should be possible – isn't it????

    November 17, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  10. Jeff Brown in Jerzey

    Poor Rudy, his Chicken Little cries of "TERROR, TERROR, BE VERY AFRAID" just don't have the desired effect anymore! Maybe he should go home and play footsie with his little darling homewrecker!!!!!

    November 17, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  11. GI Joe

    Rudy's mafia can take care of anybody, anything, any day.

    The crime was in NY, the trial should be in NY.

    Deal with it mr noun verb 911

    November 17, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  12. we dems love raping the american people

    Why not have the trials where the crimes where planned – Democrat party headquarters.

    November 17, 2009 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  13. CNN loves raping the american people

    Have the trial at CNN world headquarters. Then see how in love CNN is with Jihadists.

    November 17, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  14. V-man

    Joe Biden had it right. Ever since 9/11 it appears that Guiliani's entire political life is to say a noun, a verb, and 9/11. he uses this as a way of justifying everything.

    November 17, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  15. Tom L

    These trials are for one reason, and one reason only. To try and make the Bush Administration look bad.

    Stop trying to draw comparison between the 20th hijacker and Timothy McVeigh. They were U.S. citizens. These people are not.

    How much hatred can you possibly have for Republicans?

    November 17, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  16. Jim

    Rudy being critical? Really? Let's see... You got caught trying to lock your wife out of the mayoral mansion so you could shack up with your mistress, your mayoral administration was one of the most corrupt in NY history, you ran dirty campaigns, you encouraged brutal police tactics, you took advantage of a national crisis to try and re-invent yourself (and failed, I might add), and you endorsed a deceptive, un-qualified man to head up the Department of Homeland Security. Who are you again?

    November 17, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  17. diridi

    Rudi is an idiot....total idiot....our of mind....dig out this idiot...

    November 17, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  18. True American

    another wing of Sarah Palin, bunch of hypooopopopopotamus, see them talking high, good people, what else can he say , can somebody ask Mr. Guuuuuuulaaaniiiiii what his case is here, u are not the Mayor of NY, u are not seeking election into the city council, are u trying to seek cheap popularity?????? am just asking

    November 17, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  19. Republicans are the American Taliban

    People are Outraged that the Republican party is funding terrorist groups trying to assure another 9/11. An anonymous source claims they have inside info that it is the Republicans master plan to take back the seats they have lost...and lost. In a poll conducted today at a Klan rally...90% of true Americans believe it is true!!

    The Fox News approach can cut both ways ...

    November 17, 2009 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  20. Dan, Tx

    I am in favor of the trials for those five in NYC. If NYC can't handle it, let's try them here in Texas. Texans aren't afraid. I'm not surprised the yankees are afraid.

    November 17, 2009 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  21. Kevin B

    Mr Gulliani is the poster boy for cowardly republicans. Since when is America afraid of facing the terrorist in an amercian court?

    The GOP has become completely unhinged.

    November 17, 2009 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  22. They call me "tater salad"

    It's funny how ole Rudy is suddenly opposed to it, when back in the 90's he was all for it after the first trade center bombings occured! This lizard will basically say anything at anytime, especaily if he thinks it will score him a few points with some right wing simpletons somewhere out there!.........The Mayor of Conveinience!!

    November 17, 2009 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  23. A. Smith, Oregon

    Rudy Gulliani has what is often stated as a small man complex.

    SuperMax prisons routinely hold men far more dangerous than any of those currently housed in Gitmo.

    Of the more than 700 men held in Gitmo, after 7 years of interrogations, and fact finding some 700 of them appear to be innocent and nonchargeable. Is that what Rudy Gulliani is actually afraid of? Americans finding out that 98% of the people that Bush-Cheney directed to be kidnapped by the CIA were in fact not guilty of any crimes whatsoever?

    Does anyone actually believe Rudy Gulliani is concerned that no one is going to have a fair and impartial trial in a courthouse mere blocks from the World Trade Center?

    November 17, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  24. Tony Laizure

    What a nitwit. Whatever happened to respecting the decisions of the Commander in Chief? What does this fool's opinion matter anyway? isn't he the same person who thought he could win the GOP nomination by winning Florida? And didn't he get his head handed to him on a platter? Isn't it time for him and the other irrelevants to fade into the sunset and let some people who have new ideas run the country?

    November 17, 2009 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  25. JS007

    Giuliani is an absolute joke. In 2006 he wholeheartedly supported the trial of Moussaui but now he's against trials simply because they are going ahead under Pres. Obama. When will the GOP realize that simply saying "no" to everything Obama does is not a good strategy politically, and is also very detrimental for the country?

    What alternative does he support – torture, indefinite imprisonment, and turning America into the laughing stock of the civilized world? As a former prosecutor he should be ashamed.

    November 17, 2009 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
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