Because people are stupid.
here is a bit of Salon coverage regarding Rudy Guiliani's comment that he thanked god that GWB was president on the 11th of September, 2001.
I sincerely doubt he took the time to do so, but hey, no way to prove it one way or the other. What bugs me here, though? Is this:
That's just not believable. Is Giuliani really suggesting that on the morning of Sept. 11, while scurrying out of a trapped basement on 75 Barclay Street, and while thousands were dying in Lower Manhattan in the Pearl Harbor-like attack, he had already figured out who was behind the attacks, and was contrasting what the Republican-led military response into the hills of Afghanistan would be like compared to previous administrations?
Well, given that Guiliani was in NYC at the time of the prior attempt to blow up the WTC with a car bomb? Given that Guiliani was kept well-abreast of the whole following proceedings, including the arrest of a second Al Qaeda terrorist planning a similar attack to the first? Yeah, it's probably not too much of a leap to have gone 'golly; Osama bin Laden tried to blow up the WTC twice, and now the WTC is falling over. I bet Osama bin Laden is behind it'. Coming to a conclusion that it could've been anybody else would've been the leap of logic, here.
Hopefully this will go to show that while I myself am staunchly a Democrat, that doesn't mean that anti-Republican propaganda is always gonna get a handwave out of me. Bullshit is bullshit, whether it's on my side of the fence, or yours.