Bush, Reagan and Gorbachev - The Biggest Peaceful Revolution in the History of Mankind
WASHINGTON - U.S. Presidents George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, together with the last President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, enabled the biggest peaceful revolution in modern history: The Fall of the Wall. During the 25th anniversary of the German peoples revolution, Cinema for Peace hosted former President Gorbachev in Berlin together with heroes such as Colonel Stanislav Petrov, who prevented a nuclear war in 1983, Harald Jäger who disobeyed orders and opened the Bornholmer bridge border crossing on November 9th, as well as border Officer Árpád Bella, who allowed the first German refugees to cross the Hungarian "Iron Curtain" in 1989 in Sopron.
In a letter sent to Cinema for Peace for President Gorbachev, Bush stated that he and his wife, Barbara Bush, would often reminisce and pray for Mr. Gorbachev and his wife Raisa. This relationship is an example how compassion and friendship between Americans and Russians can literally tear down the walls that divide us. Bush's late friendship with Bill Clinton proved also how to overcome divisions in America.
Unfortunately, a new world order - as suggested by George Bush - didn't work out.
We need a second chance.