"During his remarkable career spanning over four decades, Sen. Kennedy has consistently and courageously fought for his principles," the Bush Foundation's Roman Popadiuk said. "His commitment to excellence in public policy and his devotion to public service serve as an inspiration to all Americans and make him a superb recipient of the Bush Award."
Kennedy recently attacked the administration of the former president's son, George W. Bush, over the war in Iraq, accusing administration officials of misleading the country in the run up to war. "There was no imminent threat. This was made up in Texas, announced in January to the Republican leadership that war was going to take place and was going to be good politically. This whole thing was a fraud," Kennedy said.