How nice to see someone thanking President George W. Bush for his leadership instead of bashing him as we have come to expect over the past eight years. In an open letter of thanks, two radio co-hosts, one Republican and one Democrat, take the time to call attention to the good that has come from our 43rd President's time in office.
The authors of the letter are Perry Atkinson, former chairman of the Oregon Republican Party and a member of United Christian Broadcasters International, and Bob Just, a longtime Reagan Democrat who collaborated with Sean Hannity on his book "Deliver Us From Evil." Together they co-host a daily radio program at thedove.us in Southern Oregon.
Their letter, published in WorldNetDaily, begins:
As you near the time of your presidential farewell, we want to take this moment to thank you for all you have done for this country. We also want you to know that you are in our prayers not only for the remainder of your term of office, but also for what we hope will be a many wonderful years ahead for you and Mrs. Bush. We know you will both continue to serve the country you love, and we thank you for that in advance.The remainder of the letter can be found here.
As you prepare your farewell address, and reflect on the last eight years, we would like to thank you specifically for several things, beginning with your bold leadership in the War on Terror.
Many have now forgotten, but we remember the shock and confusion that descended on this country, not only due to the sudden and terrible loss of innocent American lives, but because none of us understood this new kind of war, or how to fight it, or what catastrophic dangers might lay ahead.
You galvanized the nation not only with stirring and true words before Congress but because you backed those words with decisive action, sending an immediate message to our enemies that while America's free and open society remained vulnerable to attack, the United States had the power and the will to deliver a devastating counterattack.