Bush Sitting Out Ground Zero Because He Feels He’s Not Getting Enough Credit
The New York Daily News is reporting that former President George W. Bush is not attending Ground Zero ceremonies today because his role in capturing and killing Osama bin Laden has not been properly acknowledged.
“[Bush] viewed this as an Obama victory lap,” a highly-placed source told the Daily News Wednesday…
“He doesn’t feel personally snubbed and appreciates the invitation, but Obama’s claiming all the credit and a lot of other people deserve some of it,” the source added.
“Obama gave no credit whatsoever to the intelligence infrastructure the Bush administration set up that is being hailed from the left and right as setting in motion the operation that got Bin Laden. It rubbed Bush the wrong way.”
Bush spokesman David Sherzer said Bush “appreciated the invite, but has chosen in his post-presidency to remain largely out of the spotlight.”
Associates familiar with his thinking say Bush does not believe Obama or his handlers wanted to exploit his presence. But the tag-team idea “was for the benefit of Obama, and Obama withheld credit from people Bush believes deserved it,” a source said.Click here for reuse options!
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