Former President Donald Trump didn’t let former President George W. Bush off the hook for the attacks he made against Middle Americans on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
During his 9/11 speech, Bush was saddened by the “malign force” of a divided nation, largely alluding to the events towards the end of the Trump presidency. Bush gave his speech at the United Airlines Flight 93 memorial service in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Establishment political figures such as former Vice President Dick Cheney and Vice President Kamala Harris were unsurprisingly in attendance at this event.
At this event, Bush moaned about “domestic extremism”, which was clearly alluding to the events of January 6 and the protesters involved. The former US president declared “We have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders, but from violence that gathers within.” He added, “There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home… But in their disdain for pluralism, in their disregard for human life, in their determination to defile national symbols, they are children of the same foul spirit.”
The corporate press obviously praised Bush’s speech. The sick part about all of this is that Bush never bothered to secure our border or overhaul our immigration system to keep real extremists — Islamists— from entering the country nor did he exercise foreign policy restraint — a course of action that would have helped a lot in de-radicalizing the Middle East and keeping regular Muslims from joining the ranks of Islamist movements who hate the US’s presence in the Middle East.
In the comments he made on September 13, 2021, Trump called out Bush for his disastrous foreign conflicts and declared that he “shouldn’t be lecturing anybody.”
“So interesting to watch former President Bush, who is responsible for getting us into the quicksand of the Middle East (and then not winning!), as he lectures us that terrorists on the ‘right’ are a bigger problem than those from foreign countries that hate America, and that are pouring into our Country right now,” Trump declared in a statement, that Save America PAC has disseminate.
“If that is so, why was he willing to spend trillions of dollars and be responsible for the death of perhaps millions of people? He shouldn’t be lecturing us about anything,” Trump added.
Trump stressed that it was under George W. Bush’s watch that the Twin Towers were attacked. He added that Bush “led a failed and uninspiring presidency” and “He shouldn’t be lecturing anybody!”
In all honesty, Bush’s speech could easily become a nomination speech for the Democrats in 2028 and beyond. After all, the Democratic Party’s voter profile is becoming increasingly professional and affluent. On the other hand, the new GOP is much more working class and salt of the earth.
The rehabilitation of Bush’s image is par for the course. His invade the world, invite the world policies are hallmarks of the ruling class and another sign of a decaying political order. A total clean break from the Bush family and its toxic public policies is needed for America to move forward.