9-11: George W. Bush and his bullhorn

Posted by: Phineas on September 11, 2014 at 12:12 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 the tenth anniversary; I think it’s a moment that needs recalling.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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


  1. Tango says:

    …thank you, Phineas. Down through the seasons, whenever I think upon 9/11, Bush’s response is tops in those memories. :-)

  2. There is little sense in thinking the danger of another attack has long since passed with a clueless Taliban stooge now at the helm.

    What exactly did Obhammud mean by his stunning pronouncement that ISIS was not Islamic? It is just part of their title is all. So which was it, was he coming down on the terrorists for not being politically correct or was he speaking as the voice of authority as a Muslim who know the difference?