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With the UN that -- let me stop when you first of all.
The speech itself president George W Bush's speech had -- -- you left field he handled it.
Well -- -- -- broke down in the very end it -- in this -- a tier two.
He's a person that.
Is emotional volunteers up quickly kind of behind the scenes like his father.
But not quite as bad as speaker but here but it was it was kind of touching I think to see that this is an emotional day for him.
-- chapter I think on a certain realm of him as a public figure.
In and allows him to pursue.
Public policy now totally in the post presidential days.
With this president has been I think one of the reasons why he's so well liked by the Obama peoples because he stayed.
Out of their grill and say don't staged this museum will allow him to kind of -- -- -- that he cares about.
Well that didn't -- what did you what did you make of his speech I I thought the humor was very engaging in the beginning up -- -- was a time in my life I wasn't very likely to be found.
-- a library and does as Matt just said the the emotion at the end 88 drew a very.
Emotional circle from beginning to end I think.
Well I think people who know the president know that he has a tremendous sense of humor is funny guy he's a charismatic guy and that does not always come across on TV.
During office but.
It was a different President Bush that you would see on TV that you would see in private and in person setting.
And one of the things always struck me was his good humor.
I remember once at the UN when he was.
I've taken a two -- with Kofi Annan and and my former boss John Bolton.
He looked over Kofi Annan said so is the as he tried to blow up the top ten stories of the building yet.
The thing but I kofia -- going to laugh out of it ambassador Bolton dead and and that's the kind of humor that that the president that demonstrates in person.
But one thing about it pretty clear ambassador Bolton actually wasn't kidding when I thought I.
-- The president logs that this country and any growth in a family committed to service with the both -- grandfather as senator and his father's president.
There's a tremendous love of America and respect for the office the presidency.
That runs deeply in the bush family I think you saw that at the end of his speech today.
When he did choke up.
A little bit talking about the United States of America.
And that's something that they -- the core President -- is our values Matt if you have some.
He came to you know is somebody who knew and worked with president George W.
Bush and said tell me what was he really like how would you want -- -- intense.
Would be probably the first to scripture that would.
Coming out song that's not something and I think most people who watched him on TV would Nestle health that's not the first -- that would come to mind for them that's interesting.
You don't -- I worked with the president obviously with the vice president and there was this Saturday Night Live stereotype of each one of them then and what was it Tuesday when you had meetings with fan you could almost -- it.
Where President Bush was a lot more aggressive and a lot more intense than what his public profile was a little.
Of course he was funny to be goofy it was very likable by.
I Dick Cheney on the other hand when you had means -- -- usually he was very low key very calm.
Very I don't wanna be offensive -- grandfatherly.
And to the staff inside so it's it's -- how bear.
They're stereotypes were somewhat reversed when you dealt with them.
I George Bush was intense he was also incredibly Smart for those of us who had to write memos for his eyes we always kind of you know I cringed at that because he had great command of the language -- usually caught -- Mathematical errors -- grammatical errors or your usage here is he was -- it was well educated.
He caught everything -- it briefings we all knew this when we briefed him.
If you were thin on your knowledge and an area he was gonna find that out and he was gonna expose in front of our colleagues he just had that's that's about it he has.
Strong in selecting a great common sense.
Interesting -- on all the foreign policy relevant way -- -- -- dealt with that the president a great deal they're all those who would suggest.
That the president was alleged.
In terms of foreign policy rather than leading.
In terms of the white has that there there's this up ascension.
That Vice President Cheney did -- events -- Donald Rumsfeld.
Led the show and the president was sort of been drawn along by them -- that in any truth to that interpretation apple.
No I don't think so I -- things the president does is known for is the same that he is was the decider and certainly in the administration President Bush was the ultimate decider.
And he decided on things that were important on I think that's why we're seeing Jonathan his legacy.
I've been buttressed and people having a new appreciation for the bush years.
Thing -- like -- aids in Africa.
And tried to eliminate poverty in Africa.
To a degree that the United States has never undertaken not even with the peace -- initiatives or other initiatives and Democrat administrations.
President Bush was moved by the plight of people in Africa.
And and did great things to help -- I was an diplomatic reception not too long ago and an ambassador from East Africa approached me.
And surprise me by what he said he said we really -- President Bush in Africa.
And was surprised to become to -- because he came from the same region from which president Obama's father came from.
And so I was surprised to get as to why do you say that he's -- because he really cared about Africa.
And he did things to help our people.
And you know and through a long list of of different foreign policy issues that weather was keeping us safe post 9/11.
Which we've now been reminded by the Boston bombings how difficult -- -- that was.
To salvaging the situation in Iraq and preventing this generation from suffered -- Vietnam.
Because he was willing to take the risk.
That was his decision on the search.
And learn from earlier mistakes in Iraq.
And and salvaged victory from what could have been a very horrible defeat for for America in Iraq.
So those -- President Bush's calls they were his decisions.
And he deserves a credit form and I think folks now are reevaluating.
His foreign policy and and realizing.
That he had you know that while they're there may have been mistakes and and the presence -- -- some that there were were successes because of his decisive leadership.
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