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TedStriker11/30/2018 9:40:10 pm PST

re: #83 sagehen

He prevented WWIII.

When the Soviet Union collapsed and a dozen new democracies came into being, it all looked so smooth and easy and “inevitable” — HW never got the credit he deserved for maneuvering behind closed doors with such skill and subtlety that hardly anyone even noticed how he saved the world from total destruction.

And then never mentioned it in his re-election campaign; because being quiet about it was the only way to make it stick.

Every time he had a choice between his own job security and the best interests of the country and world… he chose everyone else. It cost him his job, and we owe him more than most people will ever know.

That was probably the best thing about GHWB having been CIA director and in Congress before having been VPOTUS and POTUS…he knew the players on the world stage and he knew the stakes.

That’s not to say he always got it right on foreign policy (see: Gulf War I, Panama, and the rest of Central and South America), but he got it right much more often than not.