Regardless of where you stand politically, this is sad news. While they are publicly saying he is expected to recover, I work in health care. Respiratory infections take out A LOT of elderly people. The fact he is in ICU also is a clue. I do hope he recovers; I don't wish ill health or loss on anyone. And I found his post-Presidency work with Clinton raising money for the tsunami victims very admirable. I also admire the fact that he knew when to get out of Iraq, unlike his son.Former President George H.W. Bush was battling an elevated fever Wednesday and was in "guarded condition" in a hospital intensive care unit, a family spokesman said.
"The President is alert and conversing with medical staff, and is surrounded by family," said a statement from family spokesman Jim McGrath. Bush, 88, was moved to the intensive care unit at The Methodist Hospital at the Texas Medical Center in Houston on Sunday, McGrath said.
Bush has been in the hospital since Nov. 29 for treatment of complications related to bronchitis.
From WIKI: Bush made the decision to stop the offensive after a mere 100 hours. Critics labeled this decision premature, as hundreds of Iraqi forces were able to escape; Bush responded by saying that he wanted to minimize US casualties. Opponents further charged that Bush should have continued the attack, pushing Hussein's army back to Baghdad, then removing him from power. Bush explained that he did not give the order to overthrow the Iraqi government because it would have "incurred incalculable human and political costs.... We would have been forced to occupy Baghdad and, in effect, rule Iraq."