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Bush Won’t Join Obama For 9/11 Photo Op

From a conflicted Associated Press:

Bush declines Obama invitation to ground zero

Tue May 3, 2011

WASHINGTON – A spokesman for George W. Bush says the former president has declined an invitation from President Barack Obama to attend an observance at New York’s ground zero.

Obama plans to visit the site of the destroyed World Trade Center towers Thursday in the aftermath of a Navy SEALs raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The al-Qaida attack, which killed about 3,000 people, occurred in the early months of Bush’s presidency in 2001.

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.

Sherzer says Bush celebrates bin Laden’s death as an "important victory in the war on terror."

We commend Mr. Bush. Mr. Obama should be left to do his ‘end zone dance’ on his own. (Would it even be allowed by the NFL?)

By the way, according to reports only certain 9/11 families have been ‘selected’ to attend this photo op with Mr. Obama. We can’t help but wonder what the criteria are.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, May 4th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

11 Responses to “Bush Won’t Join Obama For 9/11 Photo Op”

  1. CIV says:

    We all know what can happen when you’re at an event with the President and you can’t defend yourself. Ask the Supreme Court members what that is like.

    After being bashed by BHO for three years, why would GWB want to stand next to him at any event.

    • Petronius says:

      CIV, that was exactly my reaction.

      After Nerobama has insulted Bush for years, and has apologized all over the world for Bush’s policies in the war on terror, why would Bush demean himself by appearing anywhere with this nitwit? And especially after the nitwit has publicly insulted Justice Alito, Paul Ryan, and Donald Trump (who, by the way, is still just a private citizen) in the most caustic, scornful, ungracious, insolent manner possible?

    • Moonspinner says:

      You are so right. Bush is no fool. Obama loves to invite his target and then lambast the person in front of an audience knowing they will not be able to respond. His victims always have more class than Obama and will never protest Obama’s ambush at the event. Everyone knows Obama’s tactics by now.

  2. Mithrandir says:

    The man who:

    A) Opposed (and campaigned against) this entire foray into the mid-east and….

    B) Won a Nobel PEACE Prize and….

    C) Beat George Bush over the head for the last 3 years….

    D) Never misses an opportunity to lavishly praise Islam….

    Is taking all the credit for OBL?

  3. proreason says:

    It’s good to see that visiting Ground Zero has finally risen to the top of the priority list.

    The other 20 trips the Moron has taken to NYC were just too jam packed with deep-thinking conferences and decision making.

  4. GetBackJack says:

    Ask a better question – how did this get into the press to begin with?

    Does GW’s spokesman pop up like a prairie dog and announce each moment GW accepts or declines something? (snort) No. So, how did a “newsie” know to “ask” if GW was going to accept TheWon’s invitation to Ground Zero?

    Answer: the newsie was tipped.

    Why would a newsie be tipped?

    So the Obama Administration could …. (you get to fill ion the blank) …..

    Talk amongst yourselves.

  5. Right of the People says:

    “By the way, according to reports only certain 9/11 families have been ‘selected’ to attend this photo op with Mr. Obama.”

    I can’t imagine any family who lost a loved one to these terrorist bastards would ever want to be seen in public with the Boy King.

    Bush’s refusal just raises him in my eyes. I didn’t like all of his policies, especially those on immigration but I respected the hell out of the man for how he handled 9/11 and the war on terror in general.

  6. jobeth says:

    Bush is a wise man. Why would he sully himself with any part of this fiasco. And it is quickly becoming one.

    To stand there would only allow Obalmy to use him as a target for his snide remarks.

    What ever the truth is in this thing I have a sneaking suspicion that its going to dirty anyone involved. Bush does well in not playing in that pig sty.

  7. Rusty Shackleford says:

    In regular times with a regular president, partisan differences would be put aside and the photo-op would happen with both presidents.

    But these are exceedingly unusual times. All the reasons why have been discussed and re-discussed and it’s been evident for some time now that chairman Obie has been beating up on Bush with great enthusiasm. Who would want to allow themselves to appear to support anything Clown 1 has ever done regarding terrorism and the defeat thereof?

    The marked insults and diatribes aimed at blaming Bush have become commonplace. Obama has shown he has no respect for the man and, in simple terms, I would think the only reason Bush would stand in the same general area as Obama would be to level him. Obama, the classless fool has created this situation all on his own yet probably has no idea why Bush wouldn’t come out to play with him. Seriously, while insulting Bush 24/7/365, I’m sure in this context he considers it “just politics” while at the same time, those insults are from the bile-ridden heart of chairman Obie, if he has a heart. “Aw, c’mon….I was just joshin’. You know how politics work and dang, presidentin’ is all about the dissing of your enemies…and it’s necessary to get the people to do what you want.”

    I can only imagine what is going on in W’s head. Or, more likely, he’s getting his fishing tackle together and after declining Clown 1’s invite, didn’t give it a second thought.

    Some things just aren’t important.

  8. Not so fast says:

    Internal Polling numbers must REALLY be bad! Bill Clinton declined appearing with this Marxist Muslim also!

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      One can really only imagine why. Clinton operates on his own set of conditions. Always has. It’s anyone’s guess but on first blush it appears that he doesn’t want to be seen with the guy. A second opinion would be that he thinks Obie deserves all the credit…but I don’ think Bill-Jeff would come to that conclusion. A third option is that Bill-Jeff is jealous that the smelly fatwa-giver is dead and he’s not the one who did it and fears they may ask him to suck up to Obie. He could be guilt-addled over this…after letting the terrorist slip through his fingers so many times and just can’t bear to be burdened by that degree of shame. (No, it didn’t sound right in my head, either)


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