Jim Baker: ‘George Bush Was Temperate in Thought, Word and Deed’

‘He considered his choices and then he chose wisely’


BAKER: "George Bush was temperate in thought, in word and in deed. He considered his choices and then he chose wisely. The Berlin Wall fell in November 1989 less than one year into his presidency. It was a remarkable triumph for American foreign policy as joyous east and west Germans danced on the remains of that hated wall, George Bush could have them metaphorically and claimed victory for the west, for America and frankly, for himself. But he did not. He knew better. He understood that humility toward and not humiliation of a fallen adversary was the very best path to peace and reconciliation.”

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