Bush, who marked his 65th birthday on Wednesday, was the first U.S. president to visit post-communist Albania, which is hoping to join the European Union.
Albanians have a special affection for the United States, which they credit with ending their country's Cold War isolation and leading NATO's 1999 bombing offensive that halted ethnic cleansing of Kosovo Albanians by Serbian troops.
Washington also was a staunch supporter of Albania's drive to join NATO, which accepted it into the military alliance in 2009.
Well I'm glad there is at least one country in the world that George Bush didn't alienate during his tenure. Viva Albania!