I didn’t always agree with you, but most importantly you kept us safe by delivering the message to Islamic Terrorists that any attack on our nation would be met with all of the might of our Armed Forces and superior firepower. You had faith in us as a nation, faith in Freedom, and despite strong opposition from a fanatical Liberal Left, you stood your ground. You put country before yourself. For that I am grateful.
For your tax cuts by entrusting the American people to decide what to do with their own money rather then giving it to government to decide, my wallet and my wife thanks you.
And mostly for being a great friend to the Jewish State of Israel and Jews everywhere. Your ideas for peace in Israel were not the greatest, but your heart was in the right place.
Throughout your presidency, Americans have saw a man with unfailing modesty, strong character, decency, moral clarity and class. He was as consistently gracious to his critics as they were consistently rude and full of hatred. He never wavered in distinguishing good from evil and freedom from tyranny, or, as he explained in his second inaugural, “the moral choice between oppression, which is always wrong, and freedom, which is eternally right.”
When the new year arrived on Jan 1, 2009, President Bush said to the nation, “As my time in office comes to a close, I thank the American people for trusting me with the honor of serving our great country. It has been a tremendous privilege.”
For these things and many more Mr. President, you have my heartfelt gratitude. May G-d bless you and your family President Bush.
The Rogue Jew