Bush makes it about ‘domestic extremism’ in 9/11 commemoration speech

Bush makes it about ‘domestic extremism’ in 9/11 commemoration speech
George w. Bush delivers remarks in Shanksville, PA on 9/11/2021. Video via The Hill

[Ed. – This saddens me profoundly.  I’m not sure exactly what Bush’s concept of “domestic extremists” is, but all he does by repeating the formulaic expression, as if its fictional meaning is valid, is give weight to the far-Left theme that some 45-50 million Americans who voted for Bush 43 twice are all “domestic extremists.”  Most of Trump’s 74 million voters in 2020 voted for Bush in 2000 and 2004. ]

Former President George W. Bush warned of the threat posed by domestic extremist groups on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, arguing that there are similarities between “violent extremists abroad” and those “at home.” …

The former president, who was in office at the time of the 2001 attacks, went on to say that Americans “have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders but from violence that gathers within.” …

Bush acknowledged on Saturday that while “there is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home,” there are commonalities in their “disdain for pluralism, in their disregard for human life, in their determination to defile national symbols,” apparently alluding to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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“They are children of the same foul spirit, and it is our continuing duty to confront them,” he added.

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