On a final note, it is often mentioned that of any American, President George H.W. Bush would probably know more of the nation's secrets than anyone else. That is probably accurate conjecture, with Dick Cheney being another contender. But George Bush was uniquely set up to carry those secrets to the end, his demeanor and a deep sense of service to his country were contributing factors, but also his time as a Bonesman at Yale can't be discounted either.
George H.W. Bush did so many things in his life that any single one of his accomplishments would be big enough to define any other man, but for him, it's just one of a "thousand points of light" that made up maybe one of the most impressive resumes in American history. Although turning around the CIA is often a footnote in his story, it really was an amazing undertaking and its positive repercussions are still felt to this very day.