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

Former US President George H. W. Bush has reportedly broken his silence on his son's presidency and the Iraq and Afghanistan warsFormer president George H.W. Bush has slammed Dick Cheney as an “iron-ass” and Donald Rumsfeld as an “arrogant fellow,” in a new book in which he vents publicly for the first time about their influence on his son George’s presidency. Bush, president from 1989-1993, has mostly been silent on issues regarding his son’s presidency and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Former vice president Cheney is an “iron-ass” who built “his own empire and marched to a different drummer,” and who exerted too much of a “hard-line” influence over his son, Bush told his biographer Jon Meacham, the Times said.

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