The Hoover Institute scored an interview this week with former President George W. Bush who has been busy doing humanitarian work with his Bush Institute since leaving office.
“I believe we are a blessed nation; that is, therefore, we have a sense of responsibility to the extent we can to help others," the former president remarked in reflecting on a recent trip to Africa. "In this case there was a pandemic destroying an entire generation of people. And I didn’t see how I could be president of a powerful, the most powerful, and the richest nation and not lend our support to saving lives. It would have been unconscionable not to act. So I thought it was in our moral interest to act. I also knew it was an international security act.”