Former President George W. Bush used the event of a 9/11 speech to take a thinly-veiled slam on the Jan. 6 insurrectionists and different U.S. political extremists.
“We now have seen rising proof that the hazards to our nation can come not solely throughout borders however from violence that gathers inside,” Bush stated Saturday in Shanksville, Pennsylvania., at a ceremony to recollect the hijacking and crash of United Flight 93, which was commandeered by Muslim terrorists.
“There’s little cultural overlap between violent extremists overseas and violent extremists at dwelling,” Bush stated.
“However of their disdain for pluralism, of their disregard for human life, of their dedication to defile nationwide symbols, they’re kids of the identical foul spirit and it’s our persevering with obligation to confront them.”
Bush’s 10-minute speech — earlier than an viewers that included Vice President Kamala Harris and former Vice President Dick Cheney — in contrast what he referred to as the unity of People after 9/11 with the disunity of the current day.
“Within the weeks and months following the 9/11 assaults, I used to be proud to guide a tremendous, resilient, united individuals,” Bush stated.
“In relation to the unity of America, these days appear distant from our personal.
“Malign forces at work in our widespread life that flip each disagreement into an argument and each argument right into a conflict of cultures. A lot of our politics has grow to be a unadorned enchantment to anger, worry and resentment. That leaves us fearful about our nation and our future collectively.”