In his farewell address to the United States, President George W. Bush acknowledged that he has faced many challenges in his Presidency, and has faced tough decisions. Whether we liked his decisions, we can take pride in the fact that he was willing to make the tough decisions.
In a reflective tone, he recalled September 11th, 2001, and the way the American public showed its resilliency. He said that there were things he would do differently if he had the chance (but then wouldn’t we all).
He closed with saying that the title that he will cherish most is that he is a Citizen of the United States.
One thing that I took from tonight’s speech, and his interview with Greta Van Susteren after the commissioning of the USS George HW Bush, with both he and President Clinton being “youthful” former Presidents (both are 62) and looking at President Bush 41 and President Carter (both at 85), we can look forward to many years of continued service to our country. President Bush said that he has spoken at length with President Clinton, and both men are committed to many objectives that are not Republican or Democrat in nature, but American!
George and Laura Bush: True American Patriots