9-11: George W. Bush and his bullhorn

Posted by: Phineas on September 11, 2011 at 1:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Lots of people have written today about that terrible morning: where they were, what they remember, maybe honoring the victims or the many valiant heroes of the battle and its aftermath. I wondered what I would write. I decided that, rather than focus on the day itself, something others have done much more eloquently than I ever could, I wanted to share video of what has become one of my strongest memories from that time: the moment, when, three days later, George W. Bush stood amidst the smoldering ruins from which the dead were still being recovered and rallied a stunned and bloodied nation:

That was the day a man who won a disputed, contentious election truly became President of the United States of America, and I’ll forever be grateful for him.

Note: This is a re-posting, slightly updated, of something I wrote for last year’s anniversary; I think it’s a moment that needs recalling.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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3 Responses to “9-11: George W. Bush and his bullhorn”


  1. Thank God that George W. Bush was our President on that horrible day.

  2. Tex says:

    I credit the dogged determination of George Bush, in the face of shameful opposition from the Democrats, for protecting the U.S. from further attack from Islamic terrorists during his administration.

    Obama always whines about him getting handed a mess from Bush when he took over but few Presidents in U.S. history have been handed a bigger mess than that given to George Bush by the wimpy Clinton administration’s “foreign policy” (which bin Laden credited for his decision to attack the U.S. on 9/11) and the Islamic terrorists.

    George Bush rocks! And I do miss him now!!!

  3. Lorica says:

    Thank God that George W. Bush was our President on that horrible day.

    AMEN!!!! Could you imagine the response from The Al, if he had been President this day?? I doubt it would have been very inspiring. – Lorica