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Bush Highlights Foreign Policy Record, Hands Out Medal of Freedom

Making his final visit to the State Department, President Bush said the U.S. should engage the world with what he calls the "transformative power of freedom and liberty."

Bush also gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Ryan Crocker, who served as U.S. ambassador to Iraq.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice presented Bush with the flags of Afghanistan, Kosovo, Iraq, Liberia and Lebanon -- countries she says have joined the "circle of freedom" during the past eight years.

Looking back, Rice recalled things she never expected to witness: Kuwait women gaining the right to vote. A democratic provincial council meeting in Kirkuk, Iraq. And the king of Saudi Arabia at an interfaith dialogue at the U.N. listening to the Israeli president.