The nation's 41st president came to the university to receive
the 2008 Leadership Prize from the Dole Institute of Politics.
He touched on a wide range of topics including the current Iraq
war and the previous one he oversaw.
But anti-war hecklers interrupted him three times. When one
protester was admonished to be civil, he shouted back, ``There's
nothing civil about war or war crimes.''
Security escorted out about a half dozen people from the
audience of about 2,000.
Later Bush said, ``These guys yell at me, it doesn't bother me
He also discussed many people who touched his life over the years. He said Richard Nixon had a "down side" as people could tell from his tapes, but also had a vision and cared for the nation.
Bush wishes President-elect Barack Obama well, and that his win was majestic.
Bush regrets saying "Read my lips, no new taxes," and says he has become close friends with Bill Clinton.