May 1, 2009
I love this piece from Jay Nordlinger, on how the Dalai Lama stunned Cambridge, Massacusetts with the news that George W. Bush is a good man, and one he loves:
Audience member: “Can you give us an example of a leader we should look up to as a positive influence?”
Nordlinger has more and you’ll want to read it all, particularly Jay’s closing remarks.
Perhaps now that he is no longer president, and the effects of Bush Derangement Syndrome begin to fade, we can also have an honest assessment of him, warts and all (and not just the warts as has so often been the case).
The Dalai Lama of course joins Bono and Bob Geldof in being prepared to give credit to Bush where it is due, in their case when Bush committed $15 billion to Africa.
Though, in a typical example of how such things get spun in the media, an Irish newspaper's headline credited Bono and Geldof with boosting US aid to Africa, not Bush, and referred to Bush being "forced" by them to do so!