Bush stands by decisions in farewell speech on Thursday.
Wired PR News.com – President George Bush gave his farewell speech on Thursday standing by decisions made in his two terms in office. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the president proclaimed in his address on Thursday, “You may not agree with some of the tough decisions I have made, but I hope you can agree that I was willing to make the tough decisions.”
Bush, who will leave office with the lowest approval ratings of any president since Nixon’s administration, also stated in regards to the current economic situation, “These are very tough times for hardworking families, but the toll would be far worse if we had not acted… All Americans are in this together. And together, with determination and hard work, we will restore our economy to the path of growth.”
Commenting on President Elect Barack Obama, Bush regarded his historical win as a “moment of hope and pride” for the nation. He further remarked, “Standing on the steps of the Capitol will be a man whose history reflects the enduring promise of our land.”