In the last few days I have been watching several interview with former President George W. Bush. After two years out of the limelight he has been out promoting his new book. I forgot how much I like him. He is a good and decent person who made the right choice going into Afghanistan and Iraq. I can't think of another contemporary leader who would have made those decisions.
In 1964, William F. Buckley had this to say about General Douglas MacArthur:
"MacArthur was the last of the great Americans. it isn't at all certain that America is capable of producing another man of MacArthur's cast. Such men spring from the loins of nations in whose blood courage runs: and we are grown anemic. That is why so many have spoken of an age that would die with MacArthur. An age when, occasionally, heroes arose, acknowledging as their imperative the Duty, Honor, and Country which MacArthur cherished, but which the nation that rejected him has no stomach for, preferring the adulterated substitutes of the Age of Modulation, approved by the Pure Food and Drug Act and adorned by the seal of Good Housekeeping magazineBefore 9/11 I had my doubts about George W. Bush but his actions after that day prove that this country can still produce such men!