Why is President Obama headed to Ground Zero today? Is he genuinely trying to pay his respects, or is this just grandstanding and celebrating the death of UBL? Both Presidents Bush and Clinton turned down the invite to join Obama, and Glenn thinks they recognize this visit as a blatant grab at attention.
The topic came up when a caller suggested Bush should attend. The caller said, “I think of this as closure, Mr. Beck. And George Bush should be there, too, because George Bush deserves a big portion of the credit because he got the planner and Obama got the figure head, okay? And they should be standing together saying we're bringing closure to 9/11.”
Glenn responded, “We stood together Sunday and Monday and, you know, we're still together that killing Osama Bin Laden is a good thing. He was brought to justice. He received the ultimate penalty for doing that to the United States. And I don't think there's very many Americans that disagree with that. You can disagree with how it happened or what the aftermath is or whatever, but bringing him to justice. And you're right. This was the result of both George W. Bush and Barack Obama.”
But Glenn did disagree to an extent. “But listen to what you said at the beginning. He should be there because he deserves the credit. President Bush isn't looking for the credit and our president of the United States now shouldn't be looking for the credit.”
Glenn pointed out that Bill Clinton and George Bush both declined. “Basically what both of them are saying is, this is a little crass and obscene, and you go ahead and have that there in New York today. That's my opinion. I don't know if anybody else feels this way but I think it's crass,” Glenn said.