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.”