George W. Bush: Diplomat

It's true; in the waning of his presidency, he has discovered some of his dad's old tricks

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U.S. President George W. Bush, joined by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (L) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, makes a statement on the Annapolis Conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington November 28, 2007.

The greatest sign of hope for peace in the Middle East didn't come on Nov. 27 in Annapolis, Md., when President George W. Bush convened a new round of Arab-Israeli talks. It came a month earlier, across the Chesapeake Bay in the little village of St. Michaels, as Bush signed an Executive Order protecting red drum fish and striped bass. Bush was on his way to lunch with Vice President Dick Cheney, who has a waterfront home there, and the President opened his signing remarks by saying that Laura Bush had gone ahead to the lunch. "I guess you could say...

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