November 5, 2015

Daddy Bush dumps on Rumsfeld and Cheny in biography

Ozy - The 41st U.S. president reportedly told biographer Jon Meacham that his son George W. was poorly served by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Vice President Dick Cheney. Bush Sr. labeled Rumsfeld an “arrogant fellow,” while noting how Cheney was allowed — by the 43rd president — to build “his own empire” and become too “hard-line” and “very different from the Dick Cheney I knew.”

"I don’t know, he just became very hardline and very different from the Dick Cheney I knew and worked with. The reaction [to 9/11], what to do about the Middle East. Just iron-ass. His seeming knuckling under to the real hard-charging guys who want to fight about everything, use force to get our way in the Middle East." - George Bush


Anonymous said...

This is really about trying to manage the family image to the benefit of poor, floundering JEB. Iron Ass is comfortable taking the hit, sacrificially falling onto the grenade---a gullible public might even buy it and swarm their support to the kinder, compassionate JEB.

Anonymous said...

Ex- presidents worry about their legacies as expressed in their libraries. But Himmler and Goebbels are not any less remembered because they didn't play Fuhrer. The Bushes, following Nixon, are l'etat c'est moi, not the constitutional side, but the covert business side which goes back to their nazi bank that Truman shut down. This is the end of the road for them in the White House absent illnesses or injuries to their competitors. Jeb does not have the luxury of losing if this means failing to protect the family's clients. Possibly Jeb gets VP by making an offer Trump or Carson can't refuse.