Former President George W. Bush slams US political extremists as ‘children of the same foul spirit’ as 9/11 terrorists
The 43th President of the United States George W. Bush used a 9/11 speech to criticize the US for the rioters of January 6 and other political extremists.
“We have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders but from violence that gathers within,” Bush said Saturday in Shanksville, Pa., at a ceremony to remember the hijacking and crash of United Flight 93, which was commandeered by Muslim terrorists.
The former president’s speech lasted 10 minutes. Vice President Kamala Harris and former Vice President Dick Cheney also presented at the event.
“There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home,” Bush said.
Almost weeping, George W. Bush rebukes those Americans who have turned their backs on “the America I know.” Important speech.— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) September 11, 2021
“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 and it is our continuing duty to confront them.”
The audience reportedly compared the unity of Americans after 9/11 with the disunity of the present day.
“In the weeks and months following the 9/11 attacks, I was proud to lead an amazing, resilient, united people,” Bush said.
“When it comes to the unity of America, those days seem distant from our own.
Disgraced fmr president George W Bush is using the 9/11 memorial to say Trump voters are the same as the radical jihadists who attacked 20 years ago— Jack Posobiec ???????? (@JackPosobiec) September 11, 2021
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“Malign forces at work in our common life that turn every disagreement into an argument and every argument into a clash of cultures. So much of our politics has become a naked appeal to anger, fear and resentment. That leaves us worried about our nation and our future together.”