Jeb Bush Ignores 9/11 By Saying His Brother’s Top Success Was Protecting The Homeland


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In a Sunday interview with CBS’ Bob Schieffer, GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush credited his brother George W. Bush with keeping America safe and “protecting the homeland”. Jeb said he learned from his brother’s ”success” at protecting the homeland.

Schieffer asked Jeb Bush pointedly about his brother:

What do you think you learned from him, successes and mistakes?


Jeb responded by saying:

Well, the successes clearly are protecting the homeland. We were under attack, and he brought — he unified the country and he showed dogged determination. And he kept us safe.

Of course in arguing that his brother kept America safe, Jeb is rather conveniently glossing over the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Rather than protecting the homeland, George W. Bush presided over the worst terrorist attacks in history on U.S. soil. However, instead of acknowledging that intelligence failures while his brother was in the White House made America less safe, Jeb instead tries to pretend that his brother’s presidency began on September 12, 2001. This way he can argue that George W. Bush heroically rescued America from the terrorists and made us safe, while ignoring that it was the Bush White House that was in charge when the twin towers and the Pentagon were attacked by terrorists.

Republican revisionists have long tried to argue that George W. Bush kept America safe, by conveniently ignoring the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. For example, in January 2010, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani astonishingly claimed that America “had no domestic attacks” under President George W. Bush. Somehow Mayor Giuliani’s partisan amnesia made him completely forget that terrorists had launched an attack on his city, under George W. Bush’s watch, killing nearly 3,000 people and knocking down the twin towers of the iconic World Trade Center. Giuliani was the mayor of New York City at the time. He probably should have remembered that day, but apparently it slipped his mind, while he was comparing Bush’s record to Obama’s record on preventing terrorism.

Republicans are in such deep denial about the failures of the George W. Bush administration, that they have created a mythology surrounding the former president, recasting him as a courageous hero who protected the homeland from all acts of terrorism. The myth is so deeply internalized that Republicans choose not to even remember 9/11 as occurring during those Bush years. If Jeb Bush thinks George W. Bush’s greatest success is protecting Americans from terrorism, he has set the bar very low. In that case, Jeb Bush, like his brother, is not fit to be President of the United States.


21 Replies to “Jeb Bush Ignores 9/11 By Saying His Brother’s Top Success Was Protecting The Homeland”

  1. you know… W was entitled to a mulligan… a do over for the lapse in judgement…

    and everything that’s happened since is Obama’s fault because.. you know… he touched it all last…

  2. Folks!
    We’re losing out on an excellent research opportunity!

    If Republicans can be so effective in editing out memories- we need to study this in the effort of reproducing it!

    Just think of the benefits for PTSD care alone!

  3. George Bush is worst president in my lifetime and no matter how many revisionist history will ever change that! So let’s see the score card: 1. 9/11, failure to capture and kill the mastermind of 9/11 Bin laden after saying he’ll get him dead or alive. 2. Invading the wrong country with faulty intel:Iraq 3.Hurricane Katrina 4. torture program 5. Bankrupting the economy. and those are just the highlights of failed presidency!

  4. Fact: The worst terrorist attack on US soil happened under George W. Bush’s watch.
    Republicans: “George W. Bush kept us safe.”

    If that’s not the definition of delusion, I don’t know what is.

  5. …just another Teatard criminal…currently violating campaign finance laws…
    …LeShrub needs to be checked for terminal haemorrhoids due to Cheneys hand up his ass for 8 years…
    …the NEXT time Dickhead Cheney needs a heart, advise him to attempt aeronautical intercourse with a revolving pastry…he got illegally jumped to the head of the line once, a mistake that should not be repeated…
    …don’t know about you, but if criminals like Cheney keep jumping the line, I’m removing my name from the Donor Registry…

  6. ONE party …. TWO names ………… Democan/Republicrat….
    They are not even PRETENDING …… They are RUBBING IT in your FACES …………….
    “daddy” Bush has been BFF with Billy Clinton for decades.
    George W. Bush: Hillary Clinton is like ‘my sister-in-law’ By Jose A. DelReal December 5 at 10:16 AM
    Former President Bush has spoken at length about his close ties to former President Bill Clinton, at times calling him his “brother from another mother.”
    CNN’s Candy Crowley asked Bush during an interview published Friday where that leaves Hillary Clinton: “My sister-in-law!” the president responded light-heartedly.
    JEB’s company “hired” Hillary —
    Two families —– ONE Crime Syndicate
    A vote for a BUSH is a vote for a CLINTON

  7. Don’t forget Reagan. That’s where it all started. Government so small we can drown it in a bathtub. Reagan was a traitorous prick and don’t forget it.

  8. yes he should be proud that the most secure building in the world (the pentagon) let an unarmed aircraft fly into its airspace and crash into the building without even firing a single defensive shot or getting it on video camera. yes lets be proud of the bushes.

  9. it shouldn’t be hard for ghouliani to say there were no domestic attacks during bush and cos reign of terror…he definatly believes those words because all evidence (photographic, video, audio, testimonial, and the laws of physics and math) point to an inside job….that was probly just a brain fart for him.

  10. We are where we are, because of Jeb Bush and the US Supreme Court, taking away the majority vote from VP Al Gore, the 2000 election,not counting the votes, and appointe GW bush instead of the rightful winner VP Al Gore.
    The question to ask now, well the Bush’s tell the Supreme Court its Jeb’s turn now!!

  11. He kept us safe? Who is US? The Israeli-connected criminals in DC (oh, and in Florida), by trying to block, and then putting together, a phony whitewashing commission of omission, staffed with recycled Watergate hacks, who found, shockingly enough, that gummint was responsible for NOTHING?

    If this scumbag from a criminal family of fascists decides to run, let’s see just how rigged this whole charade is. Let’s see if ANYBODY has the balls to point out that he deliberately stood aside while a helpless woman had her Fifth Amendment rights crapped on by a swamp judge, and that he didn’t even have the balls to stop pigs from arresting people who tried to bring her water. She was deliberately starved to death, while the lying crapweasels in the press said that she was being “allowed to die.”

    If nobody has the guts to throw this in his face on camera, you’ll know for sure that you’re watching a sham.

    As H. L. Mencken said, “Democracy is the art of running the circus from the mon…

  12. You sure got that right. As a matter of fact, back in the 50s, he was assigned an informer’s number, T-10, for turning in so many names of “subversives” to the FBI.

    He was also allegedly recruited by Operation Mockingbird’s Crusade for Freedom to help raise funds to resettle Nazis in the US. Imagine my shock.

  13. As of this writing, this site seems to have cut off the end of my comment. The last part of the quote at the end is MONKEY CAGE.

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