Last week, during the second of what will likely be 69 million Republican Debates, Jeb Bush defended his brother's presidency by saying "he kept us safe." He tweeted a (unintentionally ironic) photo of George W. in the rubble of the World Trade Center, showing just how "safe" Americans were during the worst terrorist attack in American history.
A super-PAC that shares a president with a Clinton-affiliated super-PAC released an ad exploring the irony of Bush's "he kept us safe" rhetoric. "It’s as if Jeb Bush believes his brother’s presidency began on September 12th, 2001. But we’re not letting Jeb rewrite history," said Brad Woodhouse, the president of Americans United for Change and the pro-Clinton group Correct the Record.
Jeb tweeted at Hillary, accusing the ad of being "disgraceful."
As Woodhouse points out, "It’s convenient but not honest to ignore the facts that the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor happened on George W. Bush’s watch after dismissing warnings from U.S. intelligence officials weeks before 9/11 that Osama bin Laden was 'determined to strike in US' and that his terrorist network might hijack American planes."
The ad also questions whether Dubya managed to keep Americans safe from a "crumbling economy," "bureaucratic catastrophe" or "unnecessary war." The implied answer is no, in case that's not obvious. Here's the ad: