(TheRedWire.com) – Former President George W. Bush knows a thing or two about being a wartime Commander in Chief. In 2001, the former president responded militarily to terrorist threats in Afghanistan and later Iraq after 3,000 Americans lost their lives due to the September 11 terrorist attacks inside the United States. It was the largest loss of life on US soil since Pearl Harbor. Bush pursued military efforts to ensure Afghanistan could never harbor terrorists again and overthrew Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, hoping to aid both countries in democratic reforms.
On Thursday, February 24, the former president condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Earlier in the week, President Joe Biden told Americans if Putin followed through with an attack, he would face swift sanctions. The White House added sanctions could potentially hurt America’s economy through increased gas prices and inflation.
George W. Bush condemns Russian invasion of Ukraine as historic disaster, calls for Americans to stand united in face of strongman Vladimir Putin’s aggressionhttps://t.co/kCRtinIlnr
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) February 24, 2022
Despite the dangers to America, Bush said the country must stand united and firm in the face of Putin’s aggression. He stated Russia’s threat was the gravest security crisis in Europe since World War II. The 43rd president of the United States said the Ukrainians must have the right to seek their own future and choose freedom. He noted Putin is a bully and a danger to the world who Americans must not tolerate or allow to take over countries militarily as he wishes.
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