Investigators uncover assassination plot against former President Bush

Washington (AP) – Investigators in the United States have foiled the assassination plan of an ISIS supporter against former U.S. President George W. Bush, according to U.S. media.

A 52-year-old man from Iraq, who lived, among other things, in the state of Ohio, was arrested, the US Department of Justice announced. According to US media, the man is a supporter of the terrorist militia Islamic State (IS). He is said to have planned to smuggle more Iraqi nationals into the US to assassinate the former president. In the winter, the suspect is said to have traveled to the metropolis of Dallas to spy on Bush’s residence there, according to the ministry.

The 52-year-old is said to have justified his plan by saying that Bush was “responsible for the killing of many Iraqis and the destruction of the whole of Iraq,” CNN quoted from court documents. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a few months after Bush took office, the United States had begun a “war on terror”. The invasion of Afghanistan was followed by the war in Iraq in 2003. Bush remained president until 2009.