"I'm not going to spend my time criticising him. There are plenty of critics in the arena," Bush said. "He deserves my silence." Bush said he wants Obama to succeed and said it's important that he has that support. Talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has said he hoped Obama would fail. "I love my country a lot more than I love politics," Bush said. "I think it is essential that he be helped in office."
Image: President Barack Obama and former President George W Bush stand for the closing prayer after Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States of Capitol Hill in Washington on January 20, 2009.
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