George Bush and Bill Clinton uniting makes folks uneasy

Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush visited the Saints Volodymyr & Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church in Chicago on Friday in a show of support for Ukraine.

The former presidents laid sunflowers wrapped with blue and yellow ribbon, stating on social media that they stand with Ukraine as the country fights for its existance in the face of Russian aggression ordered by President Vladimir Putin.

“America stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine as they fight for their freedom and their future,” Bush posted on his Instagram page, along with a video.

“America stands united with the people of Ukraine in their fight for freedom and against oppression,” read a tweet from Clinton’s Twitter account that also featured the video footage.

Both Clinton and Bush released statements when Russian forces first invaded Ukraine,

“Russia’s attack on Ukraine constitutes the gravest security crisis on the European continent since World War II. I join the international community in condemning Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine,” Bush said at the time. “The American government and people must stand in solidarity with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people as they seek freedom and the right to choose their own future. We cannot tolerate the authoritarian bullying and danger that Putin poses. Ukraine is our friend and democratic ally and deserves our full support during this most difficult time.”

Former first lady Laura Bush shared photos of the occasion:

https://twitter.com/NotLauraBush/status/1504955509174067202?s=20&t=PNyvxDQJhxs_m5q2wHMduQ

Despite the very real possibility of a third world war breaking out, which would likely involve nuclear attacks, there has been a headlong push among many in the political class to directly engage with Russian forces by enacting a no-fly zone over Ukraine. At the same time, many Americans are weary of almost constant military engagement overseas and do not want to see American lives lost in yet another foreign battle that does little to advance U.S. interests.

Suffice it to say, the show of unity from Clinton and Bush didn’t go over well for some on social media… here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:

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