By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, NY Times
Here is the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, wearing the black cowboy hat given to him by George W Bush!
"The celebrations erupted at midnight. Thousands of revelers poured into Juba’s steamy streets in the predawn hours on Saturday, hoisting enormous flags, singing, dancing and leaping on the back of cars.
Freedom! they screamed.
Christian groups had been championing the southern Sudanese since the 19th century. And their efforts paid off in 2000 when George W. Bush was elected president of the United States. He elevated Sudan to near the top of his foreign policy agenda, and in 2005, the American government pushed the southern rebels and the central government — both war weary and locked in a military stalemate — to sign a comprehensive peace agreement that guaranteed the southerners the right to secede.
On Saturday, one man held up a sign that said “Thank You George Bush.”
The American-backed treaty set the stage for a referendum this January in which southerners voted by 98.8 percent for independence.
South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, wearing his signature black cowboy hat given to him by Mr. Bush, signed the interim Constitution. Then the speeches began."
What great news! George W Bush is going to be judged kindly by history, I have no doubt about it! I know some people think he's the worst president ever, while others think he's pretty good; But in my eyes, DUBYA is the GREATEST prez that ever lived! Much love to South Sudan- good luck! Check out some pictures here- such tearjerkers!