The Boston Marathon bombings and the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, reminded President George W. Bush of tragedies like September 11 and other trying times that occurred during his presidency, the Hill reports.
“I was deeply concerned that this could have been another highly organized attack on the country and it still may be,” Bush said of the Boston Marathon bombing.
“Again, I don’t know the facts, but I do know it’s really hard to protect the homeland.
Those who want to do harm only have to be right one time, and we have to be right 100 percent of the time.”
In an interview with ABC News, Bush said that the twin tragedies brought back memories of his time in the White House.
“It did hearken back to days where you become comforter-in-chief, you try to help heal souls that are hurting,” Bush said.
Bush was speaking ahead of the unveiling of his presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University Thursday.
President Obama and the other living presidents — including Bush's father — will be on hand for the event.
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