“I was at ground zero as often, if not more, than most of the workers,” Mr. Giuliani said in Cincinnati. “I was there working with them. I was there guiding things. I was there bringing people there. But I was exposed to exactly the same things they were exposed to. So in that sense, I’m one of them.”
And in September 2006, The Associated Press quoted him as saying of ground zero:
“I spent as much time here as anyone,” and then adding, “I was here five, six times a day for four months. I kind of thought of it as living here.”
also on MSN:
A complete record of Mr. Giuliani’s exposure to the site is not available for the chaotic six days after the attack, when he was a frequent visitor. But an exhaustively detailed account from his mayoral archive, revised after the events to account for last-minute changes on scheduled stops, does exist for the period of Sept. 17 to Dec. 16, 2001. It shows he was there for a total of 29 hours in those three months, often for short periods or to visit locations adjacent to the rubble. In that same period, many rescue and recovery workers put in daily 12-hour shifts.
I hate to think of a presidential candidate as purposefully misleading the American people on such a sensitive issue. If he would do that, one can only imagine the lies that could be told from the oval office for such a person. So, I took it upon myself to find another explanation for this obvious disconnect from reality.
The KMLE Medical Dictionary defines psychosis as:
“A severe mental disorder, with or without organic damage, characterized by derangement of personality and loss of contact with reality and causing deterioration of normal social functioning.”
A loss of contact with reality (such as a delusional belief that more hundreds of hours were spent at the site rather than the reported 29 hours) is a form of psychosis. It sounds like a delusional disorder.
Delusional disorder is a psychiatric diagnosis denoting a psychotic mental illness that involves holding one or more non-bizarre delusions in the absence of any other significant psychopathology (signs or symptoms of mental illness). In particular a person with delusional disorder has never met any other criteria for schizophrenia and does not have any marked hallucinations, although tactile (touch) or olfactory (smell) hallucinations may be present if they are related to the theme of the delusion.
A person with delusional disorder can be quite functional and does not tend to show any odd or bizarre behavior except as a direct result of the delusional belief.
It is worth noting that the term paranoia was previously used in psychiatry to denote what is now called ‘delusional disorder’. The modern psychiatric use of the word paranoia is subtly different but now rarely refers to this specific diagnosis.
so either Giuliani is suffering from a wacky delusional disorder and should be medicated for his psychosis…
Mr. Giuliani is what the medical profession would call a BALD FACED LIAR!