Democrats find an unlikely ally on Muslims: George W Bush

FILE - In this Thursday, May 31, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush take part in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, to unveil the Bush portrait. Taunted by Republicans to declare war on “radical Islamic terrorism,” Democrats are turning to an unlikely ally: George W. Bush. Obama, under pressure to be more aggressive on terrorism, regularly cites his predecessor’s refusal to demonize Muslims or play into the notion of a clash between Islam and the West. It’s a striking endorsement from a president whose political rise was predicated on opposition to the Iraq war and Bush’s hawkish approach in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are turning to an unlikely ally, George W. Bush, to respond to Republican pledges to declare war on “radical Islamic terrorism.

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