GWB Not Attending Obama’s Photo-Op: Just Curious, Realeasing Photo’s of Bin Laden is Spiking the Football … but a Victory Lap at Ground Zero Isn’t?


Just curious Mr. President … Why have you never attended Ground Zero in NYC as President until today?

Former President George W. Bush wont be attending Barack Obama’s PR victory lap at Ground Zero in NYC today in part because he feels his team is getting short shrift in the decade-long manhunt for Osama Bin Laden.Ya think? There was no mention from Barack Obama or no credit given whatsoever to the intelligence infrastructure the Bush administration set up. This paved the way to gain intel and information that ultimately captured and killed Osama Bin laden.

“[Bush] viewed this as an Obama victory lap,” a highly-placed source told the Daily News Wednesday.

Bush’s visit to the rubble after the 9/11 attacks was the emotional high point of his presidency, but associates say the invitation to return with his successor was a non-starter.

“He doesn’t feel personally snubbed and appreciates the invitation, but Obama’s claiming all the credit and a lot of other people deserve some of it,” the source added.

“Obama gave no credit whatsoever to the intelligence infrastructure the Bush administration set up that is being hailed from the left and right as setting in motion the operation that got Bin Laden. It rubbed Bush the wrong way.”

As stated at Protein Wisdom, how does one justify not releasing pictures of a dead Osama Bin Laden as it would be seen as celebrating and spiking the football, yet Barack Obama sees fit to rush off to NYC and Ground Zero for a victory PR lap. Doing so in such a rush to make sure that the news cycle does not change to some other story before he lays a wreath at Ground Zero.

NRO reminds us of  Patrick Sullivan, he was one of the 2,606 people who were killed at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. This family, Greg nor his brother Jerry nor their parents, Paddy and Mary, will be in attendance when President Obama visits Ground Zero today. “We weren’t invited.”

How does Barack Obama invite Bush to ground Zero, while at the same time condemning the manner in how the GWB White House gathered intel. Obama has called the CIA acts under Bush torture and has yet to say that it was that very extreme interrogation of “waterboarding” that paved the way to the ultimate capture of Osama Bin Laden. How could any one not blame GWB for not attending. After all, he is already slated to attend the 10 year anniversary of 9-11.

Sorry, but the cynical side of me says that this has more to do with Obama’s look at me and my bounce in the poll numbers by taking credit for what others before him paved the way.

Those on the LEFT want to make wise cracks about George W. Bush not attending the Barack Obama “spiking the football” Ground Zero, 9-11 tour. However, what do they have to say that former President Bill Clinton declined Obama was well?

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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “GWB Not Attending Obama’s Photo-Op: Just Curious, Realeasing Photo’s of Bin Laden is Spiking the Football … but a Victory Lap at Ground Zero Isn’t?”

    1. Michelle Smith on May 5th, 2011 12:18 pm

      WTH? Patrick Sullivan’s family was not invited? That is really low. They probably didn’t want to anyway. It’s all about “King Obama”

    2. Lee on May 5th, 2011 12:26 pm

      You know, after the way he bullied the Supreme Court justices, and Paul Ryan, I can see why Bush doesn’t want to play ….

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    4. Scott on May 5th, 2011 1:36 pm

      Listen…it’s quite simple…Bush has always said he will stay out of the spotlight of his successor. That’s the measure of a true man!

    5. Scott on May 5th, 2011 1:38 pm

      BTW, if anyone saw Fox News and the Navy lady who a son; the one who gave Bush the badge which he used during his speech. She was on and said Bush was the most warm, compassionate and truly the most human person she has ever met. He still keeps in contact with her today. It was a very moving moment and will be the measure of Bush’s Presidency when the history books are NOT written by Progressives.

      Bush is more human in his pinky than Obama has in those big ears of his….

    6. Paul on May 5th, 2011 2:07 pm

      It was a lovely gathering and frankly W. wasn’t missed at all. Obama taking the well deserved spoils of victory!
      SM: lol, talking about your Freudian slips, ” Obama taking the well deserved spoils of victory!’

      Obama certainly is “talking” and that’s all he is. You think using 9-11 victims are spoils of victory? That is rather disgusting if you ask me. Sorry, but I know folks who died that day and others that be mere luck did not. Making 9-11 a photo op will come back to bite O is the A.

    7. Michelle Smith on May 5th, 2011 6:45 pm


      You really should get yourself checked out.

    8. NGBoston on May 5th, 2011 8:00 pm

      #6- Paul—-You are a piece of work. Put down the Libtard Crackpipe and GET A LIFE.

      Obama did this Photo Op for one reason—to get votes.

      I just pray we have some worthy candidates in the upcoming election because Morons like you will continue to vote for a President who doesn’t know what the hell he is doing. You really are rude so RUN ALONG NOW LITTLE TROLL.

      Obama’s ass needs some more kissing by his sheeple. He’s a total Empty Suit, not worthy of his bogus Noble Peace Prize—-and you TAKE FOR GRANTED THE LIVES OF ALL AMERICANS IN SERVICE, STILL ACTIVELY ENLISTED (WHO YOU BITCHED AND WHINED ABOUT 2 or 3 YEARS AGO) WHO PROTECT YOU, AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FREEDOM FOR GRANTED.

      You suck!

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