Thursday, November 5, 2015

Ex-president George H.W. Bush lashes out at Cheney, Rumsfeld

Ex-president George H.W. Bush lashes out at Cheney, Rumsfeld: Former president George H.W. Bush has reportedly lashed out at Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, two key figures in his son George W. Bush's presidency, slamming the former as an "iron ass" and the latter as "arrogant" in a forthcoming book.

Bush, president from 1989-1993, has mostly been silent on issues regarding his son's presidency and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

But in an upcoming biography, he has some choice words for the two men who played a pivotal role in George W.'s 2001-2009 White House.

Former vice president Cheney is an "iron ass" who built "his own empire" and had too much of a "hard-line" over his son in convincing him to use military force around the world, Bush said, according to The New York Times on Thursday, citing the former president's biographer Jon Meacham.