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Museveni mourns former U.S. president George Bush

Museveni mourns former U.S. president George Bush

The Obamas recalled that Bush once said he got more of a kick out of being one of the founders of the YMCA in Midland, Texas, in 1952 than nearly anything he had ever done. His presence will be sorely missed.

President Yoweri Museveni has Saturday afternoon joined fellow World leaders to mourn the passing of former United States President George H.W. Bush. In January 1945 he married Barbara Pierce.

He graduated from Yale in 1948 with a degree in Economics. After graduation Bush embarked on a career in the oil industry of West Texas. He unsuccessfully ran for Senate in 1970, at President Richard Nixon's urging. Ambassador to the United Nations.

"A line has been drawn in the sand", President Bush said.

One thing that Palazhchenko said distinguished Bush from other USA presidents was his understanding of Gorbachev's political situation, and a professed desire not to put Gorbachev in a corner at a time when others in the Soviet leadership were not thrilled with rapprochement. He nearly immediately separated himself from his benefactor Reagan, calling for a "kinder, gentler nation" - to which Nancy Reagan was famously said to reply, "kinder and gentler than what?" At a time when the Cold War was ending and the influence of Soviet-style communism was withering, Bush's military and diplomatic actions firmly cast the United States as the world's leading superpower.

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Remembrances also poured in from other public figures and global leaders, perhaps most notably former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev, who led the Soviet Union during Bush's tenure. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall.

Bush seems certain to be viewed by historians primarily as the president whose stewardship of the spoils of victory in the 70-year cold war - accomplished through the unshakable leadership of Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul - was restrained and orderly. President Donald Trump also closed government offices Wednesday and designated it a national day of mourning, which traditionally occurs on the same day as the Washington component of a late president's state funeral.

Americans' hearts "are heavy today", Obama said, but they "are also filled with gratitude", adding that "our thoughts are with the entire Bush family" and also all who "were inspired by George and Barbara's example". Bush led America during the dissolution of the Soviet Union that began in 1989.

Mr Bush lost a chance for a second term after breaking a no-new-taxes pledge.


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