Museveni mourns former United States president George Bush

Larry Hoffman
December 7, 2018

In 2011, Bush was honoured with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.

The state-run KUNA news agency flashed news of Bush's death Saturday morning at the age of 94. Sheikh Sabah also offered condolences to current President Donald Trump. "He is remembered in Pakistan for his efforts to mobilize global community after 2005 natural disaster in Pakistan", he said.

"We Europeans will forever remember this", Juncker said.

Dr Muhammad Faisal, the FO spokesperson, in a tweet said: "Grieved at passing away of President H.W. Bush".

His life in public service included an appointment as US ambassador to the United Nations, chairman of the Republican National Committee and director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Clinton added that Bush never stopped serving even after leaving office, working on tsunami relief in Asia and within the USA after Hurricane Katrina. President Vladimir Putin was in Argentina attending a G20 summit of world leaders. The former president, a Republican, is expected to lie in state in the US Capitol and then be buried at his presidential library in Texas, where students held a candlelight vigil early Saturday, local media reported. He was a friend to all he met. "Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died", former president George W Bush said in a statement.

"With sound judgment, common sense, and unflappable leadership, President Bush guided our nation, and the world, to a peaceful and victorious conclusion of the Cold War", Trump said.

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The Trumps say that Bush "inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service".

Bush faced a dramatically changing world, as the Cold War ended after 40 bitter years, the Communist empire broke up, and the Berlin Wall fell. "And through all that he accomplished, he remained humble, following the quiet call to service that gave him a clear sense of direction".

"Hillary and I mourn the passing of President George H.W. Bush, and give thanks for his great long life of service, love and friendship", Clinton wrote. "And he did tremendous good along the journey". S. people, and Congress and sent 425,000 American troops.

In August 1990 he responded to Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, creating a national coalition led by the USA that liberated the oil-rich yet tiny nation but stopped short of toppling the Iraqi dictator. "And when democratic revolutions bloomed across Eastern Europe, it was his steady, diplomatic hand that made possible an achievement once thought anything but - ending the Cold War without firing a shot".

Former US president George HW Bush, who guided America through the end of the Cold War and launched the worldwide campaign to drive Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein's forces from Kuwait, died Friday at his home in Houston.

He died "at home in Houston surrounded by family and close friends", family spokesman Jim McGrath told AFP. Eight years later, as he accepted the Republican Party's nomination for president in 1988, Bush pleaded for a "kinder, and gentler nation".

The elder Bush saw his popularity swell with the United States' success in the Gulf War in 1991, only to watch it evaporate in a brief but deep recession. In 1992 he lost his bid for reelection to Democrat William Clinton.

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