Former President George H.W. Bush believed that politics should never be "nasty", according to former Secretary of State Colin Powell.…
Former President George H.W. Bush believed that politics should never be “nasty”, according to former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Powell told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that Bush “lived” with his quote about his unlikely friendship with Bill Clinton.
“I wish we could get some of it back in our system now,” said Powell.
Powell served for four years as Bush’s chairman of the common leaders during his presidency. “He was a great president, and he was a perfect American,” said Powell.
Powell told CNN about his interaction with Bush during the Gulf War and the end of the Cold War.
“He cared for every single soldier, sailor, pilot and navy we sent there away, he said.
Powell said that Bush, who served during World War II, should listen to him and his counselor before making a decision about any actions that could lead to American accidents.
“I think he was a great commander,” said Powell. “And his military experience obviously had a lot to do with that too. He knew what the fight was about. He knew this was not a game. It was a war, and we had to do well. “
Powell also spoke in a moment he said he will never forget shortly after Bush lost his bid for the presidency of Bill Clinton in 1
After Powell and his family were invited to Camp David after the election, he and Bush took a walk where the former president announced Powell that it was “injured” to be defeated. “He hated to lose,” said Powell.
But Powell repeated that Bush never waited for his commitment to his country.
“The service he gave to America will not match any time soon. And the experience he took in the office will never match any time soon, “said Powell.
” America is calm for an American who gave it its very best. “