George W. Bush slammed for comments on Taliban’s Afghanistan takeover: 'No contrition or self-awareness'
Former President George W. Bush has had a lot to say about the Taliban's victory in Afghanistan, which the far-right Islamist group now controls for the first time since 2001. And some of Bush's critics haven't been shy about pointing out the former president's foreign policy blunders.
Bush, in a statement earlier this week, lamented, "Our hearts are heavy for both the Afghan people who have suffered so much and for the Americans and NATO allies who have sacrificed so much." The former president also commented that, along with his wife Laura Bush, he has "been watching the tragic events unfolding in Afghanistan with deep sadness."
MSNBC's Mehdi Hasan was vehemently critical of Bush and the late Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld when he filled in for his colleague Chris Hayes this week, slamming the Bush Administration as a foreign policy nightmare. And Hasan is not alone in lambasting Bush.
"What happened on Bush's watch in Afghanistan was atrocious. Perhaps criminal." https://t.co/Il4YQJcCyn— Mehdi Hasan (@Mehdi Hasan) 1629249179.0
Author Mikel Jollett tweeted:
Donald Trump ordered the unilateral withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, not Joe Biden. But if you’re really… https://t.co/CyK5KhfAPa— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel Jollett) 1629072059.0
Conservative attorney Boris Ryvkin commented:
And here I was foolishly hoping for even a half-hearted apology from Bush for embarking on a nation-building experi… https://t.co/d5VhiaK2uu— Boris Ryvkin (@Boris Ryvkin) 1629177786.0
Here are some more reactions to Bush's statements:
@Mikel_Jollett Twenty years, thousands of American live's lost and billions of taxpayer dollars spent, and now I'm… https://t.co/nnIRqK186g— TheLonelyVoice (@TheLonelyVoice) 1629110890.0
@Mikel_Jollett I was against war with Afghanistan. Kept hearing about bringing democracy and making life better for… https://t.co/GGw1ho17z8— TheLonelyVoice (@TheLonelyVoice) 1629110831.0
@Mikel_Jollett @TokyoRosa Don’t forget this guy!!! https://t.co/0PSiBiXvGO— Conveyed (@Conveyed) 1629081730.0
@Mikel_Jollett Thank you and Cheney and Bush made Billions in that war they can pay us back— Lynn Petronella FOUNDER ATHLETTES MEDIA (@Lynn Petronella FOUNDER ATHLETTES MEDIA) 1629075818.0
@Mikel_Jollett Donald Rumsfeld gets the biggest bulk of blame on this one.— Wendy Kroy (@Wendy Kroy) 1629129295.0
@Mikel_Jollett Trumpers have selective memory https://t.co/ABeC533aJt— tajacu (@tajacu) 1629072485.0
@mehdirhasan @OmarBaddar Bush and Blair walking free for what they did, not just to the Afghans or Iraqis, but the… https://t.co/U90Z7xjjvX— Sal Mus (@Sal Mus) 1629249692.0
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