Wednesday, May 4, 2011
With President Obama enjoying a bump in opinion polls following the historic Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the president plans to take his show on the road with a stop at the site of the destroyed World Trade Center towers Thursday.
However, George W. Bush declined an invitation from President Obama to be his New York ground zero opening act.
The al-Qaeda attack, which killed about 3,000 people, took place in the early days of Bush’s presidency in 2001.
Bush’s spokesman, David Sherzer, says the former president appreciated the offer but has chosen to remain out of the spotlight during his post-presidency but said Bush celebrates bin Laden’s death as an “important victory in the war on terror.”