In the wake of the success of Obama’s administration and the intelligence community in tracking down and killing Osama Bin Laden, President Obama invited former President George Bush to attend events in New York with him to honor the fallen of 9/11.
Initially, a spokesman for the former President was quoted as saying Bush was just a retiring wall-flower of a former President, that’s all.
The spokesman, David Sherzer, says the former president appreciated the offer to attend but has chosen to remain out of the spotlight during his post-presidency.
That did not last long, though. Bush had to get in front of a microphone and the spotlights in order to join the Republican revisionist efforts aimed at giving Obama no credit for the fact that he succeeded where they totally failed.
A source tells the New York Daily News that former president George W. Bush feels that his successor has failed to sufficiently recognize the role he played in the manhunt for Osama bin Laden that ensued following the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.
Earlier this week it was reported that Bush declined an invitation from President Barack Obama to join him at a ceremony being held at Ground Zero in New York City on Thursday. According to the AP, Bush spokesman David Sherzer said the former president appreciated the offer, but has decided against remaining in the public spotlight in his post-White House life.
Suggesting Bush sees the president’s actions in the days following bin Laden’s death as an “Obama victory lap,” the source who spoke with the Daily News said, “He doesn’t feel personally snubbed and appreciates the invitation, but Obama’s claiming all the credit and a lot of other people deserve some of it.”
What a pathetic, petty, self-centered, pathologically narcissistic sorry excuse for a human being.
His snub of Obama’s invitation was one of the grossest and most inexplicable things I have seen lately. You are invited by the President of the United States, you don’t tell him you are too busy being a retiring wall-flower. Unless of course you are the pathological liar George W. Bush, who then turns around and releases a whining, self-serving statement like this.
Unless, of course, you are George W. Bush the Lesser.
The absolute worst president in the history of this nation. An abject failure. A man who let himself be manipulated like a puppet by Cheney and the neo-con fascists, who in just eight years squandered a multi-trillion dollar surplus on two wars, the second on falsified and trumped up grounds.
Bush is the man who, along with his administration, IGNORED the reports presented them that warned them Osama Bin Laden was going to attack the United States. And then, after 9/11, stopped the search for Bin Laden in order to work on making up reasons to invade Iraq.
(In February of 2002) Bush decided to pull out most of the special operations troops and their CIA counterparts in the paramilitary division that were leading the hunt for bin Laden in Afghanistan to prepare for war in Iraq, said Flynt L. Leverett, then an expert on the Middle East at the National Security Council.
“I was appalled when I learned about it,” said Leverett, who has become an outspoken critic of the administration’s counterterrorism policy. “I don’t know of anyone who thought it was a good idea. It’s very likely that bin Laden would be dead or in American custody if we hadn’t done that.”
Several officers confirmed that the number of special operations troops was reduced in March 2002.
For instance, as the months and years went by after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — and Bush’s initial bluster about capturing the al Qaeda leader “dead or alive” became a source of embarrassment — Bush began to insist that bin Laden himself wasn’t so very important.
“I truly am not that concerned about him,” Bush said at a White House press conference on March 13, 2002. And of course the following March, he shifted America’s focus to Iraq, which proved to be a gigantic diversion.
Bush is a war criminal. He was a failure as a president. The damage he and his administration did to this nation threatens its continued viability, both politically and economically.
He is a pathetic shadow of a working, functioning, moral, ethical, and thinking human being.
History will not be kind to this sad clown and patsy