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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.”