(RightIsRight.co) – Former President George W. Bush was leading our nation on September 11, 2001, when al Qaeda took over multiple passenger planes and killed nearly 3,000 Americans. He bravely led our military forces overseas into Afghanistan to fight back against the terrorist group and help make Afghanistan a safer place for everyone, especially women and children. Now, as the world has watched the Middle Eastern nation fall to the Taliban, many hearts are heavy, including those of the Bush family.
On Monday, August 16, President Bush and his wife, Laura, released a statement detailing their thoughts and feelings on the current chaos happening in Afghanistan. They acknowledged their “deep sadness” and heavy hearts for the Afghan people and those military men and women who spent years working in the nation.
The Bushes remained optimistic that our troops, working with our allies and private Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), will securely evacuate those promised safe passages. They also acknowledged those who “made the ultimate sacrifice” during the past two decades the US spent protecting and uplifting the country.
NBC News’ White House Correspondent, Kelly O’Donnell, shared the full statement on Twitter:
Statement on Afghanistan by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush. pic.twitter.com/IRkgrDQSs4
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) August 17, 2021
The Bushes finished by reminding readers that Afghanistan has many “resilient, vibrant people,” the majority of which are under the age of 25. The vigor and drive of young people is not to be underestimated. While it may take longer than the world wants, the Bushes encourage all to be optimistic for the nation and provide support and assistance where they can.
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