The war against Islamic terrorism has not “really” changed in the 16 years since the 9/11 attacks in New York City and Washington D.C., former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Monday, but he’s not “particularly surprised” by that.
“This war has gone on as long as it has because this enemy is a different kind of enemy,” Giuliani, who came to be regarded as “America’s Mayor” following his role in the recovery from the attack, told Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” program.
“They are very determined, very patient. They see this as eternal mission that they have. President [George W.] Bush pointed that out the first time he spoke to Congress about this that this would be a long, long effort against them.”
There hasn’t been a similar attack since that time, and Giuliani pointed out that in 2001, there was not a Department of Homeland Security.