The Presidency 'Twas a Famous Victory

George Bush is giving 1991 a bittersweet goodbye kiss. He's lost 40 points in his ratings and gained 10 times that many gray hairs. But he's got his feet up on the desk in an Oval Office flooded with December sunshine, and for 30 minutes he is remembering when he played the ultimate chess game -- Desert Storm -- and won brilliantly. The afterglow of that triumph has faded now, but not his granite conviction that what he did was right. Back a year, the tension was real and he talked more at night with Barbara and hugged his grandchildren with...