I know I do. Set aside for the moment that he bought into Nancy Johnson’s outrageously expensive Medicare prescription drug program and try to remember this was the man who saw Islamofascism as a threat to national security and the battle against the terrorists as a war and not a police action.
A man who saw his nation under attack and vowed not to let it happen again. Remember too, he was the man who refused to cave to the lefties who screamed the war was lost, and instead retooled his strategy in Iraq so Obama could claim victory. And who’s strategy of counter terrorism in Afghanistan, kept the Taliban in check with minimal casualties.
Bush didn’t just understand the use of military force, he respected the men and women who served.
Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, made a surprise visit to U.S. troops this afternoon.
They showed up at the USO in the Dallas-Fort Worth airport. There they mingled with the returning soldiers, thanked them, chatted and posed for photos as proof of the unexpected encounter for folks back home.
The USO just posted an assortment of the photos on its Facebook page, which quickly drew a growing list of appreciative comments.
This guys just loves you guys and you can see it. These pictures come to us courtesy of the USO Facebook page
and here’s another
Thanks to instapundit pointing this one out this morning. Oh, wait, there’s one more: