I did a good deal of tweeting about it this morning, @kathrynlopez.
Africa played a remarkable and appropriate role in the ceremonies. And I’ve got to give him credit — Jimmy Carter led the parade. Explaining his PEPFAR (U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) policy in Decision Points, Bush wrote: “It broke my heart that fourteen million children had lost parents to AIDS. It also worried me. A generation of rootless, desperate young people would be vulnerable to recruitment by extremists.”
It was an important thing he did, at a crucial time. And he got saluted for it this morning with all of history watching.