Bush uses 9/11 address to warn of U.S. political extremists

The former president recalled the aftermath of the terrorist attacks and what made him proud to be an American.

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September 13, 2021 - 9:23 AM

Shown during the 9/11 Memorial service at the World Trade Center site in New York City Sunday morning are former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura along with former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. TNS PHOTO

Former President George W. Bush used the occasion of a 9/11 speech to criticize the Jan. 6 insurrectionists and other U.S. political extremists.

“We have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders but from violence that gathers within,” Bush said Saturday in Shanksville, Pa., at a ceremony to remember the hijacking and crash of United Flight 93, which was commandeered by Islamist terrorists.

Here is the entirety of his speech:

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