Obama And George W. Bush Are Pushing For Government Crackdown On Alleged “Misinformation”

Former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Hussein Obama are speaking on the same topics of “authoritarianism and disinformation” and the threats to our democracy, according to a report from Just the News.

Obama, Bush join Biden war on ‘disinformation’ after pushing debunked collusion, Iraq WMD narratives | Just The News

The outlet reports the irony of the situation as both presidents allowed false narratives to shape their administrations. The Bush administration reportedly used bad intelligence on nuclear weapons to justify the war in Iraq, which has been seen by those across the world and at home as a terrible mistake.

The Obama administration, on the other hand, reportedly knew that the so-called “Russian collusion” narrative was false after his CIA director informed them it was a “dirty trick” pushed by the Clinton campaign.

The administration allowed it to persist. The conferences by George W. Bush and Barack Hussein Obama will be back-to-back, although Axios reports that the timing was not coordinated.

Bush’s executive director, David J. Kramer, who was also Senator John McCain’s associate, is also working on the conference. He said that he thinks the conferences’ back-to-back schedules are “terrific.”

He also reportedly pushed the now-discredited Steele Dossier to the FBI and legacy media, testifying that he knew the dossier had not been verified and that McCain had given it to the FBI. Kramer alleges that he said that until the document has been verified or refuted, there is no need to publish it.

But BuzzFeed went ahead and published it without corroborating the information. Bush’s conference was held in Dallas on November 16 as part of the George W. Bush Institute’s The Struggle for Freedom series.

He was set to interview Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, but as a result of Russia’s airstrikes, Zelensky was unable to attend. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen was also scheduled to make a virtual appearance.

The institute’s website claims that “Freedom is under attack worldwide,” asserting that now is the time to be committed to democratic principles in the face of authoritarian regimes “flex[ing] their muscles.”

Obama’s conference is taking place in New York on November 17 at the Obama Foundation’s Democracy Forum with Columbia University and the University of Chicago.

The former president will be discussing the “state of democracy” with key world leaders, according to Axios.

During an episode of John Solomon Reports podcast, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said that he was disappointed in Bush, calling both conferences “a direct assault” on our freedoms.