Bush Declines Obama’s Ground Zero Invitation

WASHINGTON (AP) – 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.”

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  • Millie

    Thank you, President Bush! You are the greatest and we appreciate you and your wisdom!!!

  • jake34

    Bush should have declined the presidency when the Supreme Court first offered it to him –

    Obama did in 2 years what W couldn’t do in 8. Bush should be in prison.

    • C Bauer

      PLEASE tell us, WHAT did Obama do in 2 years (with a Democrat majority in the House and Senate most of the time)? OK, Osama is dead, I’ll give him that. Let’s talk about where the unemployment rate went for the last two years, what gasoline prices are doing, spending is STILL out of control, etc. WHAT has he done, sir? Well? We’re waiting for an answer! Do you have some examples?

  • jake34

    @Millie – wisdom?

    “I miss being pampered.” –George W. Bush, reflecting on his presidency, University of Texas at Tyler, Oct. 19, 2010

    “This is my maiden voyage. My first speech since I was the president of the United States and I couldn’t think of a better place to give it than Calgary, Canada.” –George W. Bush, as reported by the Associated Press, Calgary, Canada, March 17, 2009
    “One of the very difficult parts of the decision I made on the financial crisis was to use hardworking people’s money to help prevent there to be a crisis.” –George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2009

    “I’m telling you there’s an enemy that would like to attack America, Americans, again. There just is. That’s the reality of the world. And I wish him all the very best.” –George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2009

    “So I analyzed that and decided I didn’t want to be the president during a depression greater than the Great Depression, or the beginning of a depression greater than the Great Depression.” –George W. Bush, Washington D.C., Dec. 18, 2008

    “I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system.” —
    George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 2008

    and they go on and on and on. The man is a moron

    • C Bauer

      Typical liberal – you attack the former president (who I agree is a moron), but you cannot tell anyone what your messiah has done. This is the modus operandi of the stupid. Attack someone who isn’t even in charge anymore.

  • mike Dallas

    What a Sore Loser!

    • C Bauer

      Sore loser? He wasn’t even up for reelection, you cretin. He served 8 years (much to my chagrin as a Reagan Conservative). Sore loser? Really? REALLY…

  • CanadianTexan

    There are things he did as president that make me wonder what was he thinking, but the majority of people are still critisizing what he did in office and now whining because he’s not doing anything out of office. _____ if he does, and _____ if he don’t.

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