In one of his final speeches, Former President George W. Bush made the following statement:
“Like all who have held this office before me, I have experienced setbacks. There are things I would do differently if given the chance. Yet I have always acted with the best interests of our country in mind. I have followed my conscience and done what I thought was right. You may not agree with some tough decisions I have made. But I hope you can agree that I was willing to make the tough decisions.” (Full Article Here)
Mr. Bush went on to say, “There is legitimate debate about many of these decisions. But there can be little debate about the results. America has gone more than seven years without another terrorist attack on our soil.”
I have to say this, and say it loudly…. THANK YOU Mr. Bush for keeping America safe. I have not always agreed with every decision that you have made, but I often am reminded that it is easy for a person to talk about what they would do if they were in charge. It is a completely different matter to be the one sitting at the desk in the Oval Office making the decisions. I am confident that history will one day tell of how the 43rd President of the United States made great personal and public sacrifices to keep all of us safe from our enemies even when it seemed that no one was grateful. THANK YOU for being a man of courage and conviction. I pray that we will continue to know peace, freedom, and security in the United States for many years to come.
I was especially moved with admiration and respect for Mr. Bush after reading the comments of Karl Rove, long time advisor to Bush and his Deputy Chief of Staff for several years. I am convinced that the real George W. Bush is not the man so often portrayed in the media as an unintelligent, quick-triggered, irrational, bumbling fool. Rather, like Rove, those closest to him speak so often of his humility, conviction, purpose, and dedication to moral principles.
I would enourage you to read the article by Mr. Rove and consider your own grattitude for a President who has served tirelessly for you and our great country.
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