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Bush acted in good faith

I found Dick Warwick’s comments (“Bush earned his smirk,” Feb. 27) about former President George W. Bush disturbing.

I have had the privilege in the past five years, most recently in January, to attend an international convention in Las Vegas to hear Bush speak, along with many other notables. Among topics he discussed was the war in Iraq. Each time I’ve heard his speech, he spoke emotionally about his decision to invade that country. As he pointed out, the president has advisers. He was given incorrect data by which he made his decision.

To this day, he carries that burden with him. He is trying to give back to our country by being very involved in The Wounded Warrior project, among many other charitable acts, by going to Third World countries, such as Haiti, to help out, along with his daughter, Jenna.

He is an amazing man with a great sense of humor who loves being a grandfather. He has written a best-selling book about his aging father, which, by the way, is a real love story. So please don’t judge people so harshly on mere hearsay or media information. By the way, what Warwick described as a smirk is quite the opposite.

Sharon Mather

Colbert


 

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