Well, I wanted to report to the American people and some of the latest development related to the situation is in the Soviet Union.
He presided over the end of the Cold War—led America’s last decisive war victory,and served as President, Vice President, CIA Director, Ambassador, lawmaker and Navy combat pilot.
George H W Bush is far from forgotten.From the current President to ordinary citizens, Americans are pausing to reflect and remember.War hero, gentleman, statesman, loved by all, was a great aggregator.
I love the fact that the Clintons and the Bushes became great friends,and I hope that we get more of that type of person going forward in the future.Bush’s vision stated in his successful 1988 presidential campaign of “A kinder, gentler nation”
stands in stark contrast to today’s bare-knuckle partisan politics and the unfiltered tirades that saturate Twitter.A life of honor, a life of honesty, a life of total concern for the American people, he was patriotic.He demonstrated that in war; he demonstrated that in peace.He really got the hang of it.And he did it with great skill and he knew foreign policy, he understood it, he managed the end of the Corps peacefully.It ended with a whimper, not a bang.
Foreign leaders also are paying tribute to the elder President Bush.He is a model, one of the models of the unification.We will never forget that.
Not everyone remembers Bush fondly, especially some Iraqis who saw their country expelled from Kuwait in 1991.History will not honor Bush Senior because he attacked a peaceful nation that never challenged America.The airstrikes were a disgrace and will remain his legacy.
Afternoon, thanks for coming.
Bush lived to see his son George W Bush becomes president eight years after leaving the White House,extending the family’s deep and enduring imprint on America and the world.
Michael Bowman VOA news Washington.