I imagine that in talking about Bush Daddy --- probably a "nice guy" --- these yammering podsters are probably overlooking what the entire media is forgetting about while having their week-long love fest over B-Daddy's dead body:
(1) In the news immediately preceding the first Gulf War was the collapse of the Savings & Loans, concerning which Neil Bush was a major player, and there are many who think that one ulterior purpose to the Gulf War was to change the subject away from Neil Bush. And it sure worked, because almost nobody remembers it now.
(2) Prior to the start of the first Gulf War, Saddam Hussein was an ALLY of the US, and a proxy in a devastating war with Iran. The reason Saddam invaded Kuwait was that he accused Kuwait of stealing Iraqi oil by slant-drilling into Iraqi oil. Before Saddam invaded Kuwait he communicated a question to the US, asking whether the US had any objection to or would take any action against Iraq invading Kuwait, and he was told that the US would not take any action --- so Saddam went ahead and invaded Kuwait.
So one might reasonably conclude that a decision was made somewhere by someone to sucker Saddam into doing what he probably wouldn't have done if he'd known that the US would object to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
Summary: Yeah, Bush Daddy was a loving family man and probably a really "nice guy" --- but there's some stuff that happened that the MORONS in the media aren't talking about this week during their phony eulogies and remembrances.
a plug for my book: Once Upon A Two A.M. ---
subtitle: How Books Get Wrote --- by D. Minimis (that's my pen name) --- available at Amazon (ebook --- print version not yet available) under Humor & Satire.