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‘Mr. Bush, when are you going to apologize’: Heartbreaking video on 9/11 response resurfaces

‘You lied about weapons of mass destruction! You lied about connections to 9/11! You lied about Iraq as a threat,” Prysner continued. ‘You sent me to Iraq in 2003! My friends are dead!”

Despite Rep. Barbara Lee stood alone as the only member of Congress to oppose the war in Afghanistan, Bush, with the support of the United States Congress, invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001. Two years later, Bush justified the war in Iraq with claims that the country possessed weapons of mass destruction and supported Al-Qaeda, the highly extremist group that terrorists who hijacked four commercial planes and crashed two of them into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center 21 years ago.

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The number of U.S. servicemen killed fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan passed 7,000 in 2019. according to the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University.

The capital punishment of September 11 attacks was 2,977.

This was the largest loss of life from a foreign attack on American soil.” the National September 11 Memorial and Museum reported on its website. “The attacks caused the deaths of 441 first responders, the largest single day loss of emergency services in U.S. history.”

It was a day worth remembering, a day we should be teaching our kids about, but not in a vacuum.

“September 11 has changed the world,” Lee said just three days after the attacks. “Our deepest fears haunt us now, but I am confident that military action will not prevent further acts of international terrorism against the United States.”

She was right.

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Itamar Rabinovich, Israel’s former ambassador to the United States, wrote for the Brookings Institution last September:

“We now know that the claim that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein had ties to al-Qaeda was unfounded. We also know that he had no stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. The three key decision-makers, President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, were motivated in part by a feeling that the military operation in Afghanistan was not sufficient retaliation for the blow dealt to the American homeland, and also by an expectation that Saddam’s overthrow would spark a wave of positive reactions. changes in the Middle East. We also now realize how disconnected from reality was the vision of importing democracy to Iraq and from there to other parts of the region.”

Twitter users typed similar critiques on Sunday.

Democrat Dan Pereira tweeted: “After 9/11, George Bush, Dick Cheney & Repubs used the fear of Islamic terrorists to push through their agendas, including an illegal war with Iraq and crimes such as waterboarding. Domestic right-wing terrorists will always be the biggest threat to America as they live here and are violent.”



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