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Rob Rosenberger

It's obvious when you compare the two

Rob Rosenberger, Vmyths co-founder
Wednesday, 22 January 2003


Name: Richard Clarke   Name: Rudolph Guiliani
 
Job title on 9/11/01: National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism   Job title on 9/11/01: Mayor of New York City, NY
 
Appointed by: President Clinton; subsequently reappointed by President Bush   Appointed by: the voters of New York City, NY; subsequently re-appointed by the voters
 
Terrorism concerns before 9/11/01: gave public speeches for years to warn of a coming "electronic Pearl Harbor" (later a "digital Pearl Harbor"); tasked the president's Transnational Threats office to watch for heinous acts of cyber-terrorism   Terrorism concerns before 9/11/01: worked quietly behind the scenes for years to stop Osama bin Laden's plan to destroy the World Trade Center; beefed up the city's police force despite the efforts of a strong opposition
 
As a result of 9/11/01: National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice demoted him to the position of Special Advisor for Cyberspace Security   As a result of 9/11/01: knighted by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
 
Featured since 9/11/01 on the covers of: no magazines — because the White House won't allow it   Featured since 9/11/01 on the covers of: too many magazines to mention
 
Photo: shown here in 2002 giving Unisys CEO Lawrence A. Weinbach a certificate "officially designating him as member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC)"
Photo courtesy of the National Security Council archives
  Photo: shown here in 1999 receiving a signed photo from the widow of Jesse Owens (the man who enraged Adolph Hitler after he won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin)
Photo courtesy of the New York City archives
 
Gazing into the crystal ball: the Bush administration will probably let him leave under his own terms, just to avoid further embarrassment to the president   Gazing into the crystal ball: a possible U.S. presidential candidate

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