Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Thank You, President Bush

Dear President Bush,

As you return home to Texas to enjoy your retirement, I think that it is entirely appropriate for one American to sincerely thank you for what you have done as president. Yes, your poll numbers are low at the moment. They are perhaps even lower around the world-in countries that don't do much to make this a better world yet love to bash our country. I do believe, however, that history will judge your presidency much kindlier than today's pundits. So I would like to thank you for what you did.

Thank you for protecting our country after 9-11.

Thank you for fighting back against Islamic terror.

Thank you for driving the Taliban from Afghanistan and giving the Afghans a chance to live in freedom.

Thank you for ridding Iraq and the world of Saddam Hussein and giving the Iraqis a chance to live in freedom.

Thank you for taking out two of the most brutal regimes in recent memory.

Thank you for doing what you thought was right in spite of public opinion polls and world opionion.

Thank you for being a strong leader.

Thank you for lowering our taxes.

Thank you for appointing sensible judges both to the Supreme Court and the federal bench.

Thank you for not lowering yourself to the level of many of your detractors in Congress and the media who called you every name in the book while you never lashed back.

Thank you for your commitment to fighting AIDS in Africa.

Thank you for commuting the sentences of ex-Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.

Thank you for having a White House and administration that wasn't filled with corruption like your predecessor's.

Thank you for being a good and decent man.

God bless you and Laura, President Bush.

Gary Fouse

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