George W. Bush Is “Anguished” By The Brutal Suffocation Of George Floyd

Former president George W. Bush has weighed in on the death of George Floyd and racism in America with an open letter posted to social media.

The war criminal said he and his wife were“anguished” over the “suffocation” of George Floyd last week, and the “injustice and fear that suffocate our country“.

RT reports: Bush talked about “systemic racism” and “doctrine and habits of racial superiority.”

“We can only see the reality of America’s need by seeing it through the eyes of the threatened, oppressed, and disenfranchised,” Bush wrote.

“There is a better way – the way of empathy, and shared commitment, and bold action, and a peace rooted in justice. I am confident that together, Americans will choose the better way,” the former president concluded.

Unsurprisingly, his letter was quickly interpreted as a thinly veiled condemnation of current President Donald Trump and his response to the unrest – which did start peacefully a week ago, but quickly saw rioters looting stores and burning buildings, first in Minneapolis and then in cities across the US.

The Lincoln Project – a collection of former Republicans banded together in opposition to Trump – praised the letter. So did MSNBC anchors and producers. Some liberals and progressives weren’t so keen to embrace the former president, however.

Calling Bush “a war criminal responsible for untold killing, maiming, and torturing of Iraqis,” former Hillary Clinton supporter Peter Daou lamented that “a bunch of liberals” will now praise him for the letter.

The people praising Bush are part of the reason the protesters are out on the streets, said rapper Immortal Technique.

Bush’s letter comes a day after a number of media outlets dug up the comments of his Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld about the chaos and looting in Iraq that followed the 2003 US invasion.

“While no one condones looting… one can understand the pent-up feelings that may result from decades of repression and people who have had members of their family killed by that regime,” Rumsfeld had said in April 2003. “And I don’t think there’s anyone… [who wouldn’t] accept it as part of the price of getting from a repressed regime to freedom.”

Bush’s letter did contain a reference to the violence that has rocked cities across the US for almost a week now.

“Looting is not liberation, and destruction is not progress,” the former president wrote, in what seemed like a direct repudiation of Rumsfeld’s words… if one reads them just the right way. 

5 Comments

  1. Meanwhile it’s coming out that Chauvin worked security at a night club alongside Floyd Apparently Chauvin worked inside and Floyd outside but it seems that they knew each other ,and maybe for a long time. The club was sold last year and the female owner bought a radio station which is radically active in promoting racial differences You could say race war .They all knew each other and Chauvi knew her for about 17 years Maybe even longer They could have known each other for decades It would be interesting to know more about Floyd and Chauvins financial interestes I d be very surprised if a significant amount of money laundering and drugs sales werent involved in that club and Chauvin wouldn’t be the first bad cop on the block by any stretch of the imagination There is I’m quite sure gar more yo this story and the global medias swooping on it just as they did with the b/ s covid 19 plan demic It really looks like this is phase two or plan b or both together .

  2. Now there’s a man of conscience. Next he’ll stand in front of St. John’s Cathedral holding a bible for a photo op.

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