Jeb Bush agrees that 9/11 happened due to Bush/Clinton immigration policies

Donald Trump took a lot of heat for implying that George W. Bush was responsible for failing to prevent 9/11. (He didn't say it outright, saying merely that it happened on Bush's watch, but I think it was clearly implied.) He said that our porous immigration system was partially responsible for the attacks.

And as it turns out, Jeb Bush agrees:

....a review Jeb Bush’s 2013 book Immigration Wars reveals that Jeb Bush himself agreed with Trump’s argument and admitted that our “leaky” immigration policy was responsible for the attack.

Bush wrote:

In addition to the Mexican drug cartels, the fact that several of the 9/11 terrorists entered the country lawfully under a leaky immigration system has heightened national security concerns—so much so that immigration enforcement has been placed under the Department of Homeland Security.

Whose leaky immigration system was that? Well, for years it was Clinton, but for eight months afterwards it was George W. Bush's.

Indeed, all of the the nineteen September 11th hijackers were voluntarily imported into the country on visas issued to them by our federal government. Almost all of the visas were issued in the predominantly Muslim country of Saudi Arabia. Four of the September 11th hijackers—Zacarias Moussaoui, Satam al Suqami, Nawaf al Hamzi, and Hani Hanjour—were visa overstays.

As I have previously reported, Bush was warned several months in advance before the attacks. It would have been a simple thing to track down visa overstays from countries of interest--say, the same country of origin of Osama Bin Laden, Saudi Arabia--and track these people down and deport them. But Bush never made that a priority. In fact, after 9/11, he persisted in importing more Muslims, including the Boston marathon bombers. Bush's policy of importing more was directly responsible for the deaths and maiming of dozens of Americans.

Interestingly, even though George W. Bush remained in office for more than six years after the attack, millions of visa overstays were still not deported. In fact, the United States continues to churn out hundreds of thousands of visas to Muslim immigrants, some of whom have gone on to commit terror attacks in the United States.

And this article doesn't even talk about the consequences of George W.'s failure to build a border fence and deport illegals in large numbers. Think of all the people killed and injured by illegal aliens who were able to cross the border with ease, a border that was not reinforced with a fence despite years and years of a Bush presidency with a Republican congress.

To all you George W. supporters out there, how can you say he made us safer when he imported all the wrong people and didn't secure the border?

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of, the conservative news site.