Bush in Hiding? W. Declines Ground Zero Visit
The White House invited President Bush the second to join President Obama on his post-bin Laden tour of Ground Zero on Thursday, but W. skipped the ceremony in favor of maintaining a low profile.
Obama made do with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who had nice things to say about the president.
Your support matters…
Obama’s visit drew inevitable comparisons with President George W. Bush’s tour of the rubble a few days after the Sept. 11 attacks — when he grabbed a bullhorn and promised “the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!”
Obama invited Bush to join him at ground zero. The former president declined because, according to a spokesman, he wanted to keep up the low profile he has maintained since leaving office.
Independent journalism is under threat and overshadowed by heavily funded mainstream media.
You can help level the playing field. Become a member.
Your tax-deductible contribution keeps us digging beneath the headlines to give you thought-provoking, investigative reporting and analysis that unearths what's really happening- without compromise.
Give today to support our courageous, independent journalists.