Statement by President George W. Bush on the death of King Abdullah
"Laura and I are saddened by the death of a man I admire and with whom I was honored to work.
"I have very fond memories of my visits to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and of the King's visit to our ranch in Crawford. He was an important and able ally and a force for modernization in his country.
"King Abdullah served his nation honorably with strength and vision. We send our heartfelt condolences to the King's family and all who will miss him."