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    Default President George H.W. Bush dead at 94.

    Former US President G H W Bush has died at the age of 94. His death comes not long after the death of his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush in April this year.

    Bush is the father of former US President George W Bush and the second US President who had a son that also went onto become US President. G HW Bush at the age of 94 was the oldest former US living President and his death means that Jimmy Carter is now the longest lived former US President.

    George H.W. Bush dies at 94 - POLITICO

    Former President George Herbert Walker Bush, who navigated the United States through the end of the Cold War and a realignment of American relations with the Middle East, died Friday. He was 94.
    Bush was one of the most experienced people to assume the Presidency winning in 1988, having been Vice President for 8 years under President Reagan, been a former head of the CIA, former ambassador to the UN and former ambassador to China as well as a US Congressman from Texas and a WW II combat pilot.

    Bush's death will unleash a period of national mourning not seen in over a decade, since former US President Gerald Ford died in 2006.

    George H.W. Bush dead at 94 - CNNPolitics

    Born into privilege and a tradition of service, Bush was a son of a senator, celebrated World War II combat pilot, student athlete, Texas oilman, Republican congressman, national party chairman, pioneering diplomat and spy chief. After his own 1980 presidential campaign came up short, he served two terms as Ronald Reagan's vice president before reaching the pinnacle of political power by winning the 1988 presidential election, soundly defeating Democrat Michael Dukakis.
    Bush was a one term President, losing reelection in 1992 to President Bill Clinton, who he went on to have a close personal friendship with in later years. The first Bush Presidency was very consequential coming at a time when communism was collapsing across Eastern Europe and as Saddam Hussein had invaded Kuwait. Bush handled the challenges soundly but faced the challenges of running for a fourth term of the same party in the White House as well as the challenge from a young and vibrant Bill Clinton and third party challenger Ross Perot lost his bid for re-election in 1992.

    Bush's sons, George W and Jeb went onto become Governors of Texas in 1994 and Florida in 1998 respectively. George W went on to become a two term US President and Jeb unsuccessfully sought the GOP nomination in 2016.

    G H W Bush, leaves behind a rich political legacy that will be under much scrutiny in the days and weeks ahead.
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    RIP. I'll miss this man who left his mark in many good ways.

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    The Bush family was closely associated with the Neoconservatives, who caused so much trouble and disaster in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCKY View Post
    Former US President G H W Bush has died at the age of 94. His death comes not long after the death of his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush in April this year.

    Bush is the father of former US President George W Bush and the second US President who had a son that also went onto become US President. G HW Bush at the age of 94 was the oldest former US living President and his death means that Jimmy Carter is now the longest lived former US President.

    George H.W. Bush dies at 94 - POLITICO



    Bush was one of the most experienced people to assume the Presidency winning in 1988, having been Vice President for 8 years under President Reagan, been a former head of the CIA, former ambassador to the UN and former ambassador to China as well as a US Congressman from Texas and a WW II combat pilot.

    Bush's death will unleash a period of national mourning not seen in over a decade, since former US President Gerald Ford died in 2006.

    George H.W. Bush dead at 94 - CNNPolitics



    Bush was a one term President, losing reelection in 1992 to President Bill Clinton, who he went on to have a close personal friendship with in later years. The first Bush Presidency was very consequential coming at a time when communism was collapsing across Eastern Europe and as Saddam Hussein had invaded Kuwait. Bush handled the challenges soundly but faced the challenges of running for a fourth term of the same party in the White House as well as the challenge from a young and vibrant Bill Clinton and third party challenger Ross Perot lost his bid for re-election in 1992.

    Bush's sons, George W and Jeb went onto become Governors of Texas in 1994 and Florida in 1998 respectively. George W went on to become a two term US President and Jeb unsuccessfully sought the GOP nomination in 2016.

    G H W Bush, leaves behind a rich political legacy that will be under much scrutiny in the days and weeks ahead.
    Yes, RIP.

    The US' last great Foreign Policy President. He had a measurable effect on the Middle East, the Far East and Europe, for the good. He was criticised for not overthrowing Saddam Hussein, but the catastrophe engineered by his son showed he was right. George Bush II undid most of his good work, leaving a US president with a much weakened hand today.

    I did not think much of him domestically. Neither did Americans, and that cost him re-election.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parentheses View Post
    The Bush family was closely associated with the Neoconservatives, who caused so much trouble and disaster in the world.
    Bush I was not a neo-conservative, nor was his White House staff, like Brent Scowcroft the National Security Adviser. Or James Baker, the very effective Secretary of State. Dick Cheney, the Sec of Defence, was more an extreme American Nationalist than a neo-conservative.

    Bush I, Scowcroft and Baker advised against invading Iraq in 2003, but Bush II nor Cheney were in no mood to listen.

    The Bush I team was much stronger than the pygmies like Trump, Bolton or Pompeo in office today.
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    Did you have that OP on the shelf, ready to launch when he died?

    You didn't mention the episode of The Simpsons in which the Bushes 'featured'
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    Will this be the first US State funeral a president does not show up to?
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Will this be the first US State funeral a president does not show up to?
    More likely The Donald will not be invited to the funeral by the Bush family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Will this be the first US State funeral a president does not show up to?
    Funny I was thinking the same thing

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    A very decent guy by all accounts. Did his bit, served and enjoyed life. May not agree with some of his politics, yet he got on pretty well with his political opponent, Bill Clinton, after 1992.

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