Friday, November 6, 2015

H.W. Says Son W. Was a Stupid Puppet of His Evil and Arrogant Warmongers, Marking the Beginning of the End of the Bush Dynasty

"After years of holding back, former President George Bush has finally broken his public silence about some of the key figures in his son’s administration, issuing scathing critiques of Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.

In interviews with his biographer, Mr. Bush said that Mr. Cheney had built 'his own empire' and asserted too much 'hard-line' influence within George W. Bush’s White House in pushing for the use of force around the world. Mr. Rumsfeld, the elder Mr. Bush said, was an 'arrogant fellow' who could not see how others thought and 'served the president badly.' . .

[W.] was responsible for empowering Mr. Cheney and Mr. Rumsfeld and was at times too bellicose in his language.

[H.W. added] 'I do worry about some of the rhetoric that was out there — some of it his, maybe, and some of it the people around him,' Mr. Bush told Mr. Meacham. 'Hot rhetoric is pretty easy to get headlines, but it doesn’t necessarily solve" problems.

Read The New York Times, Elder Bush Says His Son Was Served Badly by Aides.

A former president is rarely publicly critical of another former president — especially by way of a tell-all book. Even more rarely has one president been the father of another. And those categories have never intersected. Until now.

And so begins another round of Bush family drama tied mostly to foreign policy, this time in the pages of an authorized biography of former president George H.W. Bush. While generally supportive of his son's presidency, he criticizes former president George W. Bush, former vice president Richard B. Cheney and former defense secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld for how they responded to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Read the Washington Post, New book spells more family drama for Jeb Bush.

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