(Shanxville) Former US President George W. Bush, who presided over the September 11 attacks, lamented his country’s political disunity on Saturday, twenty years after the jihadi attacks.
“In the weeks and months after the 9/11 attacks, I’m proud to lead an impressive, resilient and united people. If we talk about American unity, those times seem a long way off,” 43 said.E One of the four planes hijacked by al-Qaeda commandos crashed on the morning of September 11, 2001, during a speech by the US president in Shanxville, Pennsylvania.
“Evil forces seem to be at work,” Mr Bush, of the American political climate, denounced as “anger, fear and resentment.”
“Our country and our common future worry us,” said the former Republican president, who launched the US intervention in Afghanistan on September 11 in retaliation.
His distant successor Joe Biden called for “unity” in the United States for 20 people in a video message on Friday nightE On the eve of the September 11 anniversary, former President Donald Trump on Saturday condemned the Democrats’ “incompetence” due to the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Also in Shanksville, Vice President Kamala Harris referred to the political polarization in the United States and she also appealed for “unity” and “strengthening our common bonds”.