George W. Bush allowed Osama Bin Laden to slip away at Tora Bora because he was focused on invading Iraq for no good reason in an action that killed thousands of Americans. From 2001-2009, under Bush, Bin Laden evaded kill and capture. The murderer of thousands of Americans, Kenyans, and other innocent people got away — on Bush’s watch.
On May 2, 2011, on direct orders from President Obama, Bin Laden was executed. Shot. In the face. Dead.
And now Bush is trying to take some credit for it, claiming that “The work that was done by intelligence communities during my presidency was part of putting together the puzzle that enabled us to see the full picture of how bin Laden was communicating and eventually where he was hiding.”
If that was the case, how come the capture/kill of Bin Laden didn’t occur until George W. Bush was back to being a private citizen? And while he was President, Bush told us that Bin Laden didn’t concern him that much?
Every time you stray from the notion that Bush may not have been our worst President ever, his legacy rears its head.