Tyler: Former US President George W Bush says
he tried to leave the presidency better than it was when he
started, or at least equal to how he found it.
Bush spoke to a sold-out crowd in East Texas late last
night as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series of the
University of Texas in Tyler.
The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports that he told his
roughly 2,000 listeners that he tried to project optimism to
the American people throughout his two terms, even as US
forces fought in two wars after the Sept 11 terrorist attacks.
Bush told the crowd: "Here`s what you learn. You realize
you`re not it. You`re a part of something bigger than
Tyler is about 145 km southeast of Dallas.