Former United States President George W. Bush said he would not criticise President Barack Obama because his successor "deserves my silence" and said he planned to write a book about the 12 toughest decisions he made in office.
Bush declined to criticise the Obama Administration in his first speech since leaving office.
He said he wanted Obama to succeed and it was important that the new President had support. "I think it is essential that he be helped in office."
Hate to belabor the point, but this is why we love the man so. Not just for his steadfast leadership during times of unparallelled peril. Not just for his determination to destroy the evil that surrounds us. His refusal to take a cheap shot at a man famous for cheap shots at his own expense speaks volumes about the character and wisdom of George W. Bush.
America did not deserve him.