Why would this administration send a Repulican???
Because Bush neither knows how nor cares to use diplomacy or reason to defuse anything. He proved that time and again during his administration.
Also, I think that Daddy Bush and the republicans told Bush to fade away...
Me, I'm more concerned that our last president has gone completely silent...as if he well & truly never cared about the country, making it better OR keeping us safe.
If he did...then why wasn't it HIM and not Clinton that took the trip, eh?
Other than simply curiosity, ...who cares?
It is a private jet owned by a friend of his.
What's your point?