The event's organisers declined to say how much Bush was paid to speak at the gathering. Bush said that he doesn't know what he will do in the long term but that he will write a book that will ask people to consider what they would do if they had to protect the United States as president. He said it will be fun to write and that "it's going to be (about) the 12 toughest decisions I had to make."
"I'm going to put people in my place, so when the history of this administration is written at least there's an authoritarian voice saying exactly what happened," Bush said. "I want people to understand what it was like to sit in the Oval Office and have them come in and say we have captured Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the mastermind of the September 11 attacks, the alleged killer of a guy named Danny Pearl because he was simply Jewish, and we think we have information on further attacks on the United States," Bush said.
Image: A protester dressed as a prisoner chants slogans outside the venue where former US President George W Bush was speaking to an invited audience of Calgary businessmen on March 17, 2009.Iran criticises Obama for repeating Bush's mistakes