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Dangers from within

In a speech given on the 9/11 anniversary at the Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, Penn., our 43rd Republican President George W. Bush said the following statements taken from his overall speech: “We have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders, but from violence that gathers within…There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home…But in their disdain for 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.”

After the January 6th, 2021, violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the capital, Bush said: “This is how election results are disputed in a banana republic – not our democratic republic.” He added that he was, “Appalled by the reckless behavior of some political leaders since the election.”

I am thankful for his recent honesty. I am not thankful for him getting us into two unnecessary wars.

Roger Carter

Laguna Beach

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