George W. Bush Turns Down President Obama's Invite To Ground Zero — Should He Go?

Wed, May 4, 2011 11:52am EDT by 5 Comments

Do you think Bush totally dissed Obama, or was he right to refuse his invite?

President Obama will make a trip to New York City’s Ground Zero on May 5 in honor of Osama Bin Laden‘s recent assassination, but one V.I.P. won’t be in attendance — Former president George W. Bush! The former president, who led the hunt for Bin Laden following the original attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, respectfully declined Obama’s invite. According to Bush’s spokesman David Sherzer, “He appreciated the invite, but has chosen in his post-presidency to remain largely out of the spotlight.”

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Ros

Posted at 2:12 PM on May 4, 2011  

It may look like ex-Pres. George Bush snobbed President Obama, but I think he rejected it out of repect and courtesy. This is Pres. Obamas triump and ex-Pres. Bush applauded and praised Obamas for his courage rightaway when he heard the news. Although Pres. Bush started the hunting for Bin Ladin, but he was unlucky to finish the job. And now this is Pres. Obamas victory and I think Bush knows how important this moment for Obama especially election is getting nearer, so Bush decided not to get half of the spotlight from him.

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towas

Posted at 12:51 PM on May 4, 2011  

I think Bush is very foolish.

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Cheyenne Ard

Posted at 12:42 PM on May 4, 2011  

Wow, that is jus a liiittle bit selfish Bush!!! I think the death of Osama Bin Ladens’s death is a good reason to get back in the spotlight for one day, especially as an Ex-President(especially since hes the one who started the hunt or Osama)….Seems very disrespectful to the country he jus got done running for yrs.

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s

Posted at 12:20 PM on May 4, 2011  

stop trying to make drama. he doesnt want to be in the spotlight. give W a break

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Ify

Posted at 1:04 PM on May 4, 2011  

George W. Bush is just jealous because President Obama has finally achieved what you could not achieve during his tenure, what a disrepect

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