Skip to comments.GOP Rep. Darrell Issa under fire from everywhere after 9/11 comments
Posted on 04/05/2008 10:37:14 AM PDT by LSUfan
The California congressman who called the Sept. 11 attacks "simply" a plane crash ran for cover Wednesday under a barrage of ridicule from fellow Republicans, first responders and victims' families.
San Diego GOP Rep. Darrell Issa was under siege for suggesting the federal government had already done enough to help New York cope with "a fire" that "simply was an aircraft" hitting the World Trade Center.
"That is a pretty distorted view of things," said Frank Fraone, a Menlo Park, Calif., fire chief who led a 67-man crew at Ground Zero. "Whether they're a couple of planes or a couple of missiles, they still did the same damage."
"New York was attacked by Al Qaeda. It doesn't have to be attacked by Congress," added Long Island Rep. Pete King, a Republican.
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His wording is stupid but he is right, how many billions need to be thrown at this event?
All of the above. He is also Arab.
He went on: “I have to ask ... why the firefighters who went there and everybody in the city of New York needs to come to the federal government for the dollars versus this being primarily a state consideration.”
-Not even a weird statement. Sounds like the truth. Sure, lets throw more money on it. Just like Katrina. And yes. It simply was plane crashes. Yes, we failed as individuals on those planes to stop the terrorist. We don't need to give terrorist even more credit than they deserve. We expect gov’t to fail, what happened on 9/11 was also a failure of the individual.
Just as long as a truly conservative Republican is who ends up replacing him!
Those were not plan crashes. Those planes were used as missiles. Al Qaeda attacked AMERICA that day. They attacked America in New York.
How many plane crashes do you know that killed 3000 people?
How is the damage and economic fallout from an attack by a foreign power (Al Qaeda) on one of our cities a “state consideration?”
Preparing first responders for future attacks on America is absolutely a federal task if there ever was one.
Issa is a disgrace.
Katrina was a predictable event that Louisiana and New Orleans should have been prepared for and failed. 9-11 was an attack on America and no city or state should have to bear the brunt of the implications of such an attack alone.
“All of the above. He is also Arab.”
Well, looka here:
“On April 5, 2007, Issa met with Syrian president Bashar Assad to discuss Middle East issues, one day after Assad met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi’s visit brought strong criticism from Republicans, including President Bush.”
As many billions or trillions as it takes to put the right thought in the heads of all muslims around the world.
NEVER ATTACK THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
It is not the Feds job to train the NYC fire department nor is its job to protect you. You have your own responsibility to take care of yourself. The Fed is simply there to protect the Constitution and ensure your Rights are protected, anything beyond that is a mistake.
Issa is simply saying its the State of New York who has to protect itself. That is pretty a obvious statement.
Pearl Harbor was just a bombing exercise and V2 rockets were just fireworks. /sarcasm
ANd tell me exacty how does giving away billions to those injured, billions for rebuilding and billions more for whatever the city and state decide telling the terrorists that they should never attack america?
We could give Hillary, Schumer, and the like the entire federal budget and they still would scream that the rest of us are miserly no goods. They are democrats after all.
Now you’re revealing yourself to be a complete moron.
The planes did not kill 3,000 people? The buildings did?
How wonderfully Clintonian of you.
Actually, it was the “terrorists” who killed 3,000 people.
You are clearly unfamiliar with the United States Constitution if you think that it is up to the individual and the states to defend against a foreign attack.
That might be the dumbest statement I have ever seen on this board.
The reason NY gets so much funding is because it is of strategic importance to the United States and is an obvious target for foreign terrorist groups wishing to attack America.
So what does that mean exactly? Is there something wrong with being Arabic?
Send treats to the troops...
Great because you did it!
He’s not “Jihad Darrell” for nothing..
He has described Hezbollah(they killed 241 US Marines in Lebanon)as a “charitable organization”..
Time for that horse to be sent to the proverbial glue factory..
He is Arab. I didn’t say Islamic.
I guess “German-Arab” may be more precise.
Then so it is.
Ultimately, even many so called moderates end up blurting out where their sympathies lie..
“The California congressman who called the Sept. 11 attacks “simply” a plane crash...”
Done. He is through.
Anyone who thinks that ISSA jackass.
No. It was not.
Are the Lebanese not Arab?
You are a moron. That's the same thing as saying "people don't kill people, guns do."
From an Act of WAR?! You are an a**hat.
Somebody should key his car.
We don’t need FEMA expanded. We need to make sure that at all levels of government, people wanting to help aren’t turned down because “we have enough help.” We had minor flooding in Stamford; the National Guard was across the street helping people to get out of their flooded homes. Firefighters told me not to go into the water, even though it was knee deep.
He is an Arab. He is a Hizbollah apologist.
With Katrina... I think officials at all levels of government through the affected area failed to act. That’s the mayor and governor. Somebody should have had the power to order an evacuation. Maybe Bush ordering it through the National Guard commander for the state?
I am a New Yorker, and I agree. Far too much cash was sent to NYC. And far too many rich widows were made richer, which was a total outrage.
“Are the Lebanese not Arab?”
Issa is a political jackbooted thug. Good riddance.
I would think more like its financial importance to the entire world.
in spite of what people think,
Issa is 100% right;
9/11 was the first time in U.S. history where the federal government offered and people expected it to offer, indemnity to civilians and localities for looses incurred in war, losses not inflicted by our own government’s actions.
some “aid” yea, surely as a federal charitable contribution.
but the entitlement mentality that IT IS primarily A FEDERAL FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY? NO
Ironically, Issa was a major player in the Gray Dufus recall of 2003. That's his only redeeming legacy: replacing a liberal Gov. with a... Schwarzenkennedy...er, never mind!
Dude that like saying that earthquakes don't kill people, its that falling building that do.
Exacty? How about "exactLy".
1. All terrorists must die! If Israel had wiped out the PLO when they had the chance, the rest of the outcast Arabs land grabbers would have gone back to their countries of origin instead of pretending that there is such a thing as palestinians.
2. The US military kills people and breaks things. The US government rebuilds and corrects the form of government that caused the terrorists in the first place. Reference The Marshall Plan as an example.
3. Never agree with someone who claims that 9-11 was a couple of plane crashes. Very stupid!
First off spelling mistakes happen on a forum that doesn’t allow edits, so sue me.
Your first point has nothing to do with any point on this particular thread, rebuilding buildings here at home has nothing to do with whether we go out and kill terrorists, it simply doesnt no matter how you want to paint it.
Your second point once again misses the point. The WTC didn’t cause terrorism or the ideology that raised terrorism, rebuilding them is a good idea which I don’t disagree with. I disagree with though with the tens of billions that have been wasted on other things. A so called ‘conservative’ will never agree with throwing money around willy nilly or being held a financial hostage to the whims of democrats in New York.
Like I said earlier he brought up a good point but the way he said it was stupid. I chose to pick up on the good point and ignore his retarded statement. It certainly doesnt make his good point less valid because he made one stupid argument.