WASHINGTON – George Bush, the 41st president of the United States, was known as a pragmatic, calm and diplomatic. He is, however, not in history as a great head of state. Critics have him often portrayed as colorless and indecisive: strong abroad, weak in its domestic politics. Bush senior passed away Friday. He was 94 years old.
George and Barbara Bush in 1960.
George Herbert Walker Bush was the son of a wealthy banker and senator. After the Second world War (where he was the youngest pilot in the navy) he married his childhood sweetheart, Barbara Pierce. With their six children, they lived in Texas, where he empire was in the oil industry and entered into politics.
In the 70’s named to president Richard Nixon appointed him U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, he then moved as a diplomat to China, and in 1975 he was appointed director of the intelligence service and the CIA.
In 1980 did Bush a shot at the presidency but laid it within his Republican party against the charismatic ex-movie star Ronald Reagan, that Bush then called as running-mate chose. In 1988, knew Bush still highest political office to obtain, after a hard campaign in which his Democratic opponent, Michael Dukakis into disrepute knew.
Bush was president at the end of the Cold War. When Saddam Hussein on 2 August 1990, Kuwait is occupied, handle Bush the chance to prove themselves as president. He brought a successful international coalition together and knew the Iraqi dictator with a short and impressive military offensive on the knees the force. The president failed, however, to push to Baghdad to put an end to the reign of Saddam.
Still, the popularity of Bush to unprecedented height. That confidence in Bush’s took, however, again at a rapid pace due to the economic recession. Critics noted that Bush’s domestic politics had hands down. He also had his main electoral promise in 1988, ’read my lips, no new taxes’, should break to the rising budget deficit to curb.
His campaign for re-election in 1992 was listless and feeble. He lost to Democrat Bill Clinton. Its main slogan ’It’s the economy, idiot ” was apparently just what Americans needed after four years of Bush.
In the last few years kwakkelde he very with his health and suffering from parkinson’s. On his 93rd made the old and sick Bush have to apologize to an actress who him of sexual assault, four years back, had been accused of. It would be a wrong cases joke.