Some people have come to believe that President Bush was an enemy of the American people.
Barack Obama thanked President Bush for his service to the USA and for the very helpful and responsive transition work he has afforded to the president-elect. It is something Obama repeatedly affirmed during the three months of transition period. Obama cannot be deaf to some of the ugly rhetoric and radical positions espoused by some of his most fervent supporters. Indeed, he has done everything to distance himself from such voices, and such persons.
This was not a proud moment in a an otherwise a perfect day.
Solomonia offers a way of making some amends for the vulgarians.
And then, there is this, from a grateful nation:
On Monday, Peres called President George W. Bush to bid him farewell. "Had the world acted against Hitler like you acted against Saddam Hussein, millions of lives would be saved," he told Bush.
"You've made an historic contribution to the entire world and to the Jewish people in particular, and we shall treasure and remember it forever," Peres added.
A timely reminder.