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George W. Bush Compares “Violent Extremists at Home” to 9/11 Attackers 

HeadlineSep 13, 2021

Former President George W. Bush drew comparisons Saturday between the 9/11 attackers and the Trump supporters who led the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Bush spoke at the 9/11 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

George W. Bush: “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 in our continuing duty to confront them.”

The wars launched by Bush following 9/11 killed an estimated 929,000 people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere. That’s according to the Costs of War Project, which estimates those wars came with a price tag of roughly $8 trillion.

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