Americans Let George Bush Have It After He Expressed His “Deep Sadness” About Afghanistan

Dude, you should've sat this one out.

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Things in Afghanistan are a damn mess right now if ever I’ve seen one after the Taliban was able to seize the Presidential Palace and effectively overthrow the country’s government — leaving a path of death and destruction in their wake, as you’d expect.

Now, when it comes to where, in particular, the blame lands for the current chaos in the Middle Eastern nation, that’s a somewhat tricky nut to crack, because it goes back decades. Donald Trump set the withdrawal of troops in motion (despite seemingly trying to delete all the evidence of such.) Even President Biden has left a lot to be desired after inheriting Trump’s mess. But if we’re being truthful about it all, the very beginning of this mess with the Middle East as a whole traces straight back to Republican former President Georga W. Bush.

We can argue and fight over who did what, when, and why — but the fact of the matter is, this is on Bush’s shoulders, from the very beginning.

Bush was the President who started the war with Afghanistan on the heels of the 9/11 terrorist attack. Today, the former GOP President and his wife Laura Bush released a statement responding to the catastrophic ongoing events in the Middle Eastern country — expressing their dismay with the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan that led to the Taliban takeover as well as their “deep sadness” for the country.

“Laura and I have been watching the tragic events unfolding in Afghanistan with deep sadness. 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,” their joint statement reads.

But, to be frank, Americans weren’t impressed:

You’ll excuse my bluntness here; but the best thing you can do for yourself, Mr. Bush, is take several seats.

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