While I suppose one might make argument about the saving of lives through the defeat of Communism by Ronald Reagan, or the ending of the second World War by the United States, what is sure in the case of George W Bush, is the easily calculable millions that his policies have saved, and continue to save.
Yet, this is a part of his work that is rarely even talked about or acknowledged in the general media attempt to bash and demonize him.
When it comes to caring, Bush didn’t just talk the talk, he walked the walk, and he continues in his efforts to this day.
Here is self-acknowledged liberal commentator Ellen Ratner giving Bush his due for his work (and also taking a bit of a polite swipe at Obama for his failures).
Via Fox News:
George W. Bush, not Barack Obama, is the real American hero in Africa.
Take it from me, a liberal Democrat who voted for Obama twice. I know a little about Africa: I have been to the continent 17 times over the last 32 years.
In particular, I have a great interest in South Sudan; I first traveled there in March 2008, and I have been back 13 since.
South Sudan is the mostly Christian nation that won its independence from Sudan after a half-century of civil war; in 2011, South Sudan was admitted into the United Nations as a full member state.
Sudan, of course, is the rogue Muslim nation that once harbored Usama Bin Laden and has been listed by the U.S. and Israel as a sponsor of terrorism for decades.
Needless to say, South Sudan is much better off as a free and independent nation; it is able, at last, to chart its own pro-American, pro-Western course.
Yet there is much more to South Sudan.
For five years, now, I have entranced and, yes, haunted by the land and its people. The land is so beautiful, the people are so friendly. And yet they are plagued by many challenges. And some Americans have really stood up to help–most notably, the 43rd President, George W. Bush.