Former President George W. Bush steered clear of any detailed reflection on his legacy during a recent interview with USA Today, saying that his actions over eight years in the White House largely speak for themselves.
"There's no need to defend myself," Bush said in an interview published over the weekend, in anticipation of an opening ceremony for his presidential library at Southern Methodist University. "I did what I did and ultimately history will judge."
In the 30-minute interview conducted before last week's Boston Marathon bombing, Bush also urged people not to forget "the lessons of 9/11," saying that it was still evident that "evil exists still in the form of people who murder innocent people to advance a point of view."
Bush will be in Dallas on Thursday when the doors of his presidential library officially open, along with his father, George H.W. Bush; President Barack Obama; and every other living president. He's spoken repeatedly over the past month about the presidency that facility is meant to honor and has left the impression that he is content with focusing on being a new grandfather, golfing and painting, while avoiding public scrutiny over his decisions.
TVNL Comment: Denial doesn't change the truth. GW Bush remains the world's leading terrorist, by FBI standards and those estanblished by international law. Here's the proof.