President Bush just compared the January 6th insurrectionists to the 9/11 hijackers: “Dangers to our country can come not only across borders but from violence that gathers within… they are children of the same foul spirit and it is our continuing duty to confront them.”
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) September 11, 2021
Your reminder that in the wake of 9/11, George W. Bush asked Americans to shop. Not sacrifice, not do without, not dedicate themselves to their communities, but buy more. It was patriotism by consumption.
PS: It didn’t work. https://t.co/JHZoHaUUJ7
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) September 9, 2021
The media barely reported on the war. Americans didn’t care about the war. Bush, Obama, and Trump didn’t make the case for the war. The top brass in the Pentagon didn’t want to know the truth about the war.
Which is why we spent 20 years there and have nothing to show for it. https://t.co/uXZ4njxlxt
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) August 20, 2021
The Taliban’s days of harboring terrorists and dealing in heroin and brutalizing women are drawing to a close. And when that regime is gone, the people of Afghanistan will say with the rest of the world, “Good riddance.”
—George W. Bush, Nov. 10, 2001
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) August 17, 2021
Since George W. Bush led us into Afghanistan in 2001: over 241,000 dead (including at least 2,400 American service members, 73,000 Afghan civilians, 78,000 Afghan military and police, 84,000 opposition fighters).
Over $ 2 trillion in US spending.
What if anything did we learn?
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) August 15, 2021
2000: Democrats lacked ranked-choice voting in their platform, helping George Bush become president.
2016: Democrats lacked ranked-choice voting in their platform, helping Donald Trump become president.
We can play this blame game for another 20 years, or we can just adopt RCV. https://t.co/WgSZN4jhCa
— Scott Santens 🧢🏄♂️ (@scottsantens) July 25, 2021