DALLAS (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday honored the presidency of the man who preceded him in office, George W. Bush, at the dedication of the Bush library in Dallas.
On a day when politics were set aside, the president described his Republican predecessor as a "good man" and as a leader who demonstrated strength, resolve and compassion.
All five living American presidents gathered in Dallas for the dedication. Obama said it is a pretty exclusive club — but it's more like a support group for the men who have held an incredibly difficult job.
Police, meanwhile, arrested at least three people during a protest march near the dedication site of the presidential center.
The arrests came as about 200 people -- including former talk show host Phil Donahue -- marched and chanted near the campus of Dallas' Southern Methodist University.
Some protesters wore signs listing the names of those who died in wars launched by the Bush administration.
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