President Obama’s much deserved vacation ended early. Those who criticized his time off included Republicans, Fox News, Hate radio and the Teabagger class. I would remind them that the most damaging presidential vacation ever taken was that which President George W. Bush took in August 2001.
On Aug. 6, 2001, Bush received a presidential daily briefing informing him that Al Queda leader Osama Bin Laden was planning to attack American cities using hijacked aircraft.
Bush’s response was to ignore the warning and fly to Texas for another of his many vacations. If only president Bush had simply increased all airport security in the U.S. most of the dead of 9-11-01 would be alive today. Bush ignored the warnings and thousands died because of it.
Lonzie Cox Jr.
Beaver Falls, Pa.