December 22, 2014
BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Former President George W. Bush
says what he misses most since leaving the White House is the
inspiration he drew from his encounters with U.S. military
He spoke Thursday night before hundreds of people at Lake
Michigan College in one of his first speeches since leaving office.
Bush touched on an array of subjects, ranging from the war in
Iraq to the economic downturn to his return to life as a regular
He spoke for about 30 minutes and then took audience questions
for nearly an hour.
Bush spoke before members of The Economic Club of Southwestern
Michigan. They gave him a long, warm welcome when he arrived.
About eight people protesting Bush's appearance protested
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