Associated Press
First lady Laura Bush

KRANJ, Slovenia (AP) — First lady Laura Bush acknowledged President Bush's unpopularity but said Monday that history will vindicate her husband's two-term presidency.

In an interview on ABC's Good Morning America, Laura Bush noted the ousting of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Saddam Hussein in Iraq.

I know he may not be that popular right now, but we've liberated two countries — 50 million people have been liberated from very brutal regimes — and I think that's really important, she said.

She said the president has stood on the side of emerging democracies in central Europe.

He's going to have a really unbelievably great legacy, with the advantage of hindsight, she said.

Mrs. Bush flew to Slovenia on Sunday after making an unannounced trip to Afghanistan — her third as first lady. She is here with Bush for his final U.S.-European Union Summit, and is accompanying him to other European capitals.