RIP George HW Bush

Sad but not unexpected news that George HW Bush died aged 94.

The two things he will be most remembered for the are the collapse of the Soviet Empire during his presidency, and the first Gulf War which successfully liberated Kuwait from the unlawful invasion by Saddam Hussein.

Bush devoted his life to public service. He became the (then) youngest aviator in the US Navy when he enlisted after Pearl Harbour.

He of course served only one term as President after losing to Bill Clinton (and Ross Perot) in 1992. He later became good friends with Clinton after the two fundraised together to raise money for disaster relief. A real mark of the man, that he could befriend the man who defeated him.

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