George H.W. Bush died: this is his legacy

Bush will be remembered as the man who sealed the Cold War and who was in charge of bringing a time of peace to US relations and Russia

George H.W. died Bush: this is his legacy

George HW Bush, born in Milton, Massachusetts, in 1924, died in Texas at 94 years of age, only 8 months after the death of his wife Barbara Bush, with whom he shared 73 years of marriage. Bush took it upon himself to put the final stamp on the Cold War; He also defeated Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War.

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Prior to becoming president of the United States in 1989, he served as senator, ambassador to China and the United Nations, head of the Republican Party, director of the CIA and vice president of the US president in the 80s Ronald Reagan. Bush participated in World War II and sought re-election in 1993, but his opponent, Democrat Bill Clinton was the winner. This is reported by El País de España.

The legacy of Bush

The goal of George HW Bush once received the presidency of the United States was to pacify relations with the Soviet Union, ruled by Mikhail Gorbachev. At that time, both had one point in common: they sought peace because the risk of continuing an arms race with nuclear weapons in between was a great risk for humanity.

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In the meetings that Bush held with his counterpart Gorbachev, according to the Russian RT agency, Gorbachev's words were to assure that it was "the beginning of a long road towards a peaceful and lasting era, leaving in the past the threat with force, the distrust, the ideological and psychological struggle". Bush's actions attest to the peace that was coming when he signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with the leader of the former Soviet Union.

However, after the fall of the USSR the possibility of a new war era was ruled out in 1992, the year in which Bush and Boris Yeltsin, president of Russia, signed the end of the Cold War.

As the media pointed out, another of Bush's foreign policy achievements was his participation in the Gulf War, Iraq, 1991. The military barrier that Bush placed on the capture of the oil jewel of Kuwait hands of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, was celebrated with great enthusiasm not only in the US Army. but in much of the country. His action earned him a great increase in his popularity.

When he began his government in 1989, Bush helped overthrow the Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, getting him captured and tried for his crimes of drug trafficking and organized crime.

Reactions after Bush's death

In an interview with the Russian Interfax newspaper, Mikhail Gorbachev, said: "We had the opportunity to work together in the years of great changes. It was a dramatic time that required everyone a great responsibility. The result was the end of the Cold War and the arms race. He was a true partner, a politician and a man who will remain in the hearts of many for a long time. "

The current president of the United States, Donald Trump, published a statement via Twitter praising the trajectory of the late former president, noting that his role "was fundamental in leading the country to a safe and satisfactory victory and ending the Cold War and laid the foundations for decades of prosperity that have followed him. "


LatinAmerican Post | Edwin Gustavo Guerrero Nova

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