Former U.S President George W. Bush has called on Americans to reject politics of “fear and resentment” on the twentieth anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
Bush spoke near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 crashed into a field, believed to be destined for the U.S Capitol or the Whitehouse.
“In the weeks and months following the 9/11 attacks, I was proud to lead an amazing, resilient, united people,”
“When it comes to the unity of America, those days seem distant from our own.”
“So much of our politics has become a naked appeal to anger, fear, and resentment. That leaves us worried about our nation and our future together,” he continued.
Commemorations have been taking place in New York and at the Pentagon as the nation marks twenty years since the terrorist attacks.
The attacks on September 11th, 2001 resulted in 2,977 people losing their lives, including six Irish citizens.
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