Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani: ‘It’s Surprising There Haven’t Been More Of These’ Attacks Since 9/11

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani appeared on CBS This Morning on Tuesday to respond to yesterday’s bombing in Boston. Giuliani, who was mayor at the time of the Sept. 11 attacks, said he found it “surprising” that more such attacks haven’t occurred since then.

“It really reminds us of what we knew on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12,” Giuliani told Charlie Rose. “The really big news is — and this was a horrible attack, it was a terrible attack, and my heart goes out to the people that were hurt — but it’s surprising there haven’t been more of these since Sept. 11. We expected many attacks like this.”

He added that it’s “remarkable” that so many have been prevented — which illustrates that our approach, while not perfect, has “worked pretty well.” Thus, now we have to further learn from this experience, Giuliani asserted.

Asked how, after such an incident, a mayor can look at future public events and marathons and go ahead with them, Giuliani pointed to New Year’s Eve festivities. Every New Year’s Eve, he noted, an attack was expected.

“You do the best you can — but you can’t stop life as we know it, otherwise these people win and they immobilize us,” he said.

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