(JustPatriots.com)- In a move that stunned even his staunchest defenders, former President George W. Bush used the occasion of the twentieth anniversary to help perpetrate the Left’s narrative that Trump supporters are a greater threat to the country than Islamic terror groups.
While speaking in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the sight where Flight 93 crashed, Bush claimed that, while there is little “cultural overlap” between Islamic terrorists and “violent extremists at home,” they are “children of the same foul spirit.” Bush accused these “violent extremists at home” of disdain for pluralism, “disregard for human life” and “determination to defile national symbols.”
But he wasn’t talking about the radical Leftists who burnt cities to the ground and killed people during last summer’s rioting. He wasn’t talking about the thugs who tore down historical statues. No. He was talking about the three-hour riot at the Capitol on January 6.
Bush, in what was no doubt a dig at President Trump, claimed that “so much of our politics has become a naked appeal to anger, fear, and resentment.”
Just two days before, President Biden used anger, fear and resentment to pit unvaccinated Americans against vaccinated Americans. But George Bush must have missed that particular “naked appeal.”
Bush’s speech was loathsome and inappropriate to say the least.
And on Monday, former President Trump hit back, attacking Bush both for his divisive speech and for “getting us into the quicksand of the Middle East (and then not winning!)”
Trump pointed out that it was on Bush’s watch that the World Trade Center came down. Calling Bush’s time in office “a failed and uninspiring presidency,” Trump pointed out that Bush wasn’t in the position to lecture anybody.
Trump asked if Bush believes people on the right are a bigger problem than foreign terrorists, why did he spend trillions and kill perhaps millions for his war on terror?
American Greatness senior editor, Julie Kelly, also excoriated former President Bush for his loathsome 9/11 remarks. In a column on Monday, Kelly pointed out that at least fifty of the January 6 political prisoners are veterans of George Bush’s foreign wars – including Ashli Babbitt, the only person to die during the riot.
After the 9/11 attacks, Babbitt was determined to serve her country. So after she graduated from high school in 2003, she got her mother to sign a waiver so she could join the military at 17. She did four overseas tours in the Air Force – including in both Iraq and Afghanistan. And, as Kelly writes, “on the 20-year anniversary of 9/11, her former commander-in-chief compared her to an Islamic terrorist.”
It truly is reprehensible.