When George. H.W. Bush left the Oval Office in 1992, rejected after one tumultuous presidential term, his 30-year career in public service came to an abrupt and unexpected end. Despite soaring approval ratings following military victory in the Persian Gulf, his years as president after the war were marked by almost unrelieved decline. Explore George H.W. Bush's values, and the goals, outcomes, and post-Cold War context of the Gulf War. Discover more about these topics with this teacher's guide from American Experience: "George H.W. Bush."