Interesting- I received this in an e-mail devotional, not sure who to credit. But I was thinking that perhaps history will treat GWB better than the contemporaries have. "On the night of April 14,1865, one of our greatest Presidents was killed. He had taken control of our nation during some of the most divisive years in our history. But through his leadership and providential wisdom, he preserved the unity of our land. This man was Abraham Lincoln, one of the most loved and hated Presidents. On the night he was assassinated, five items were recovered from his pockets. They were: A handkerchief, embroidered "A. Lincoln" A country boy's pen knife A spectacles case repaired with string A purse containing a $5 bill—Confederate money Some old and worn newspaper clippings “The clippings,” says a prominent historian, “were concerned with the great deeds of Abraham Lincoln. And one of them actually reports a speech by John Bright which says that Abraham Lincoln is ‘one of the greatest men of all times.’ Today that's common knowledge. The world now knows that British statesman John Bright was right in his assessment of Lincoln, but in 1865 millions shared quite a contrary opinion. The President's critics were fierce and many. His was a lonely agony that reflected the suffering and turmoil of his country ripped to shreds by hatred and a cruel, costly war."