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Texas-bred “W” loves the life of being Texan. While growing up in West Texas, he learned the love of the oil business and the passion for baseball from his father. These areas of interest led him to a career in energy and a managing partnership of the Texas Rangers baseball franchise. And it was his father’s example of public service, which ultimately inspired “W” to enter politics, first as Governor, then as President. When George W. Bush was sworn into office on January 20, 2001, he hoped to serve his country as a compassionate conservative. However, events occurred which catapulted him into a much more complex role as Commander in Chief during one of the most trying times in modern history. When Muslim extremists used planes as weapons to attack the U.S. on September 11, 2001, the new 43rd President experienced the defining moment of his administration. The “War on Terror” that followed remains at the forefront of Bush’s agenda as he strives to make a more secure America and the world a more peaceful place.