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Outrage over George W. Bush 9/11 Speech Attacking American 'Extremists'

Outrage over George W. Bush 9/11 Speech Attacking American 'Extremists' - 'Americans Are the New Terrorists' | 12 Sept 2021 | Many media and political figures expressed outrage online after George W. Bush appeared to use his speech commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11 to compare January 6 Capitol protesters to the Islamic terrorists [and unindicted 9/11 co-conspirators, Bush-Cheney] who viciously attacked America, killing nearly three thousands innocents and wounding more than double that number. Speaking at the 9/11 memorial service for Flight 93 in Pennsylvania, Bush recalled the September 11 attacks while warning of future terrorist threats to the United States. "We have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders but from violence that gathers within," he said. Alluding to American citizens who stormed Capitol Hill to protest the 2020 election, Bush stated: "There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home. But in it's disdainful pluralism, in their disregard for human life, in their determination to defile national symbols, they are children of the same foul spirit and it is our continuing duty to confront them." In response to the comparison, many took to Twitter to express outrage.