Are you paying attention yet?
The man responsible for plunging America into a decades-long war is not on the defense, grasping at straws to deflect blame for the failure he caused in Afghanistan.
Not only is George W. Bush echoing the sentiments of the Democrat Party, but he’s actively playing into their hand, emboldening radical liberals to wage a new war on Trump supporters.
Many media and political figures expressed outrage online after former George W. Bush appeared to use his speech commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11 to compare January 6 Capitol protesters to the Islamic terrorists who viciously attacked America, killing nearly three thousands innocents and wounding more than double that number.
Speaking at the 9/11 memorial service for Flight 93 in Pennsylvania, Bush recalled the September 11 attacks while warning of future terrorist threats to the United States.
“We have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders but from violence that gathers within,” he said.
Alluding to American citizens who stormed Capitol Hill to protest the 2020 election, the former president stated:
Former Pres. George Bush: “There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and those at home. In their disdain, in their disregard for human life…they are children of the same foul spirit” pic.twitter.com/40OWhJ4lXD
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 11, 2021
In response to the comparison, many took to Twitter to express outrage.
“George W Bush is an imbecile,”
There is no comparison between 9/11/2001 & 1/6/2021.
George W Bush is an imbecile.
— ACTforAmerica (@ACTforAmerica) September 11, 2021
The only place Bush should be on 9/11 is answering to the American people for all his lies.
Instead he’s just showing us that the regime is not just one party, it’s the ruling class that despises us & is not done exploiting us. https://t.co/Tc9sVSzFyg
— Joe Kent for WA-3 (@joekent16jan19) September 11, 2021
George Bush is a fraud! This clown compared Jan 6th to 9/11. What an insult. It’s not even close
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) September 12, 2021
“Are you paying attention yet?”
Bush is publicly comparing 9/11 to Jan 6
They want Trump supporters treated like jihadists
Are you paying attention yet?pic.twitter.com/ByOi5hEoXt
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 11, 2021
I have personally overlooked many things from former President George W. Bush but his comparison between Trump voters and the Jihadists from 9/11 is an absolute disgrace. F*cking unbelievable. #NeverForget https://t.co/ZPFtz9J6a0
— 🇺🇸Col. Rob Maness ret. (@RobManess) September 11, 2021
The more I hear from George W Bush, the more I realize there was never really a choice in presidential elections in my lifetime until 2016.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) September 11, 2021
George W. Bush, the man who brought us torture, indefinite detention, assassination, and mass surveillance, rebukes those who’ve turned their backs on the “America I know.” https://t.co/nLbgQON4nU
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) September 11, 2021
“My disgust over this stupidity knows no bounds,”
My disgust over this stupidity knows no bounds. https://t.co/KcrqZ77UJ1
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) September 11, 2021
After 20 years of a war on terror abroad, W wants to now fight a new one against his fellow citizens https://t.co/qZlOEw3yz6
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 11, 2021
One of Bush’s many failures was to saddle the U.S. with DHS & TSA, forever treating citizens as possible terrorists—instead of forcing our enemies to change their way of life instead.
Now he tacitly signs on to Biden’s execrable national security strategy’s dangerous propaganda. https://t.co/VB7Tk36A0w
— Ryan P. Williams (@RpwWilliams) September 11, 2021
“I agree with President Bush, domestic terrorists like ANTIFA and BLM, are comparable to Islamic extremists,”
I agree with President Bush, domestic terrorists like ANTIFA and BLM, are comparable to Islamic extremists. https://t.co/34es20HCQn
— Amy Tarkanian (@MrsT106) September 11, 2021
“Swamp creatures like Bush hate Americans who oppose them more than they hate people who kill Americans,”
Swamp creatures like Bush hate Americans who oppose them more than they hate people who kill Americans. https://t.co/9lwiAgvl03
— Nick Searcy, INSURRECTIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) September 11, 2021
“I can’t think of anyone else who’s made such a disgusting disgrace of his legacy,”
You’d think he was talking about Antifa—but he’s talking about you. I can’t think of anyone else who’s made such a disgusting disgrace of his legacy. https://t.co/QKf9L5BlY9
— David Reaboi, Late Republic Nonsense (@davereaboi) September 11, 2021
I don't understand how George W. Bush could even say something like that many Trump supporters are the same that answered the call to arms from Bush. Many lost their lives or maimed doing so. https://t.co/MxUxGY33oS
— Samuel Williams (@votesamuelwill1) September 11, 2021
“He’s trash and I’m done with him and his whole cabal,”
Bush gave a speech on 9/11 today and all I heard was that guys like me – who went to war under him AND his father – were a terrorist threat to our country.
He's trash and I'm done with him and his whole cabal.
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) September 11, 2021
“He’s the worst president ever.”
George Bush is a monster.
— BDW (@BryanDeanWright) September 11, 2021
Bush is a disgrace for this. https://t.co/a1SFhCy9Bo
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) September 12, 2021
I don't know what this is even designed to mean other than to be incendiary on a dark anniversary.
First responders led & ran into danger and died. Mayor Giuliani, Hillary Clinton, George Pataki, President Bush, Chuck Schumer…. there were many real leaders leading us. https://t.co/60eBxqdvmL
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) September 11, 2021
Was George Bush referring to the domestic terrorism organized through Antifa and BLM riots all over our country?
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) September 11, 2021
On a solemn day—where many of us are paying respect to the lives of those who were lost through remembrance, prayer, and acts of service—Bush is crafting the narrative that AMERICANS are the new terrorists.
What an absolutely sick individual and an embarrassment to our Nation. https://t.co/CkTnveCJxJ
— Rep. Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) September 11, 2021
I didn’t think George Bush could disgrace himself any more than he already has.
I was wrong.
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) September 12, 2021
While Republicans heaped criticism on Bush’s remarks, Democrats praised the former president despite their longtime disdain for him.
According to journalist Glenn Greenwald, “Liberals swooned emotionally” for the former president “because they crave his War on Terror, but just want it unleashed domestically at their political opponents.”
He also claimed that hearing Bush “link 9/11 with 1/6” was “ecstasy” for them.
President Joe Biden called Bush’s speech “really good,” adding that it was a “genuinely good speech about who we are.”
Former President Bill Clinton thanked Bush for his “powerful” speech.
Thank you, my friend, for your powerful and much-needed words on this difficult day. https://t.co/N2XhRMGKV4
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) September 12, 2021
“Bush is right,” wrote longtime Democratic political operative David Axelrod.
Bush is right. Many of the same people who are clamoring about the threat of terrorism from abroad are ignoring-and even enabling-the more urgent threat of domestic terrorism like the insurrection of 1/6.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) September 11, 2021
“And we cannot rest until all of Trump’s traitorous, insurrectionist foot soldiers face justice,” the group added.
George W. Bush is right – we must always remain vigilant against terrorist extremists both at home and abroad.
— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) September 11, 2021
“I’ll say it again: Trump damaged America in a way Bin Laden only dreamed of,”
And there it is. Even George W. Bush now recognizes Trump, his supporters and those who directly participated in the 1/6 Coup attempt are terrorists – surely as the 9/11 ones were. I’ll say it again: Trump damaged America in a way Bin Laden only dreamed of pic.twitter.com/9BJbPnxqWN
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 11, 2021
Author: Sebastian Hayworth