When Bush said out and out about waging "Crusade" on (Mainstream Muslim/Sunni) "terrorists" in his 2001's statement, did he ever backpedal, apologize or say that this was a "slip of tongue"?
If we see the events of last 15 years this statement, every US policy is going pretty much on the lines of this statement as I already observed in Why US has a biased approach towards Shia Militants where they are one way or the other showing softness/inclination for anti-mainstream Islam Iran and other forces while have maintained a very stern attitude towards mainstream Islam
Note: George W. Bush is a Christian for whom this particular theology lives. Don't forget he identified Christ (Peace on him) as his favorite “political philosopher” when running for President in 2000 [reference: James Carroll, The Bush Crusade]
Please read the question carefully. Our fellow user has rephrased it in a way that it doesn't properly represent the question I wanted to ask. This question is not about back-pedaling (by words), its very easy for every politician on the earth to back away after making a controversial statement. This question is about the actions by US (or at-least Bush administration) after the statement. Were those actions on the grounds of this statement or not? Did he prove by actions that he is not against mainstream Islam?