At a New York fundraiser for GOP congressional candidate Dan Halloran, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani blasted President Obama for his leadership failures after the terrorist attacks in Libya.
Giuliani reasserted that Obama was wrong to blame the attacks on the YouTube video and criticized the president for decreasing security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
“This was for President Obama, I believe, a teaching moment. Because next year, I believe, he’ll be teaching,” he joked, as the crowd laughed.
Giuliani said it was ridiculous for Obama to make a “gratuitous apology” for a video the United States had nothing to do with. “It gives a sense to people who aren’t listening or thinking very clearly that maybe we did have something to do with it,” he stated.
Giuliani suggested that the terrorist attack in Libya defied Obama’s naive narrative that the Middle East was more peaceful, which is why he was willing to “stick his head in the sand.”
“They still want to kill us, they still want to come here and kill us, they just succeeded in killing an ambassador in the first time since the Carter administration,” he warned. “If I were President of the United States, and anything I did was compared to President Carter, I’d resign.”