British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn took to Twitter today to share his thoughts on the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
My thoughts are with those whose lives were shattered on 9/11/2001 - and in the wars and terror unleashed across the globe in its aftermath— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) September 11, 2016
But Corbyn – who played a leading role in the Stop the War Coalition opposed to the military interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq – quickly faced criticism for his choice of wording.
Many were unimpressed with his reference to the “wars and terror” that followed.
Is anyone surprised that Jeremy Corbyn is using 9/11 to advance his anti-Western ideology? https://t.co/Q9sMFBCK43— Robbie Travers (@RobbieTravers) September 11, 2016
Wow. Corbyn can't even do a 9/11 commemoration tweet without taking a subtle jab at Iraq and Afghan Wars. https://t.co/TJ2kgJu9AQ— Nathaniel Diorio (@DIorioNathaniel) September 11, 2016
But others don’t really see a problem with it.
Corbyn shows his respect for the dead of 9/11 & the trolls come out in full force, if he didn't say anything then what? Look at yourselves— Denise Johnson (@TheDJohnsonREAL) September 11, 2016
More innocent people died AFTER 9/11 than on it so why are people attacking Corbyn? I don't exactly like him either but...— 👻👻👻 (@Satanspup) September 11, 2016
It’s difficult to please everyone, and Corbyn probably knows that well by now.