Politics George H.W. Bush Slams ‘Iron-Ass’ Cheney, ‘Arrogant’ Rumsfeld in New Biography

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    George H.W. Bush is getting pretty candid with his thoughts on Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld when they were part of his son’s administration. A new biography of Bush 41 from Jon Meacham includes some not-so-kind quotes about both men over 9/11 and Iraq.

    According to Fox News, Bush considered Cheney to be an “iron-ass” who “became very hard-line and very different from the Dick Cheney I knew and worked with.” (Cheney was Bush’s Defense Secretary.)

    He thinks Cheney was allowed too much independence of the White House and was part of the group of people who “want to fight about everything, use force to get our way in the Middle East.”

    As for Rumsfeld, Bush was a little harsher:

    “I’ve never been that close to him anyway. There’s a lack of humility, a lack of seeing what the other guy thinks. He’s more kick ass and take names, take numbers. I think he paid a price for that. Rumsfeld was an arrogant fellow.”

    For his part, Cheney dismissed the criticism in an interview with Fox News, saying he took the “iron-ass” comment as “a mark of pride.”

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/geor...ss-cheney-arrogant-rumsfeld-in-new-biography/

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/11/04/exclusive-hw-bush-jabs-at-cheney-rumsfeld-in-new-book/
     
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    I'm reading more and more about how GW and Cheney ignored credible intel that if taken seriously could have potentially prevented 9/11 or reduced the deadliness of the attacks
     
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    :haha: @Iron Ass Cheney.
     
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    The bush's can be very entertaining when they want.

     
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    I supported George H.W. Bush and still do really. I have nothing against the man.
     
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    Where exactly was George H.W. Bush on November 22nd 1963?
     
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    Battle of the irrelevant factions of the Republican party (to be fair, it's really the same faction)
     
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    Then there's this timeless masterpiece:

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    He was pro-choice until he sucked up to Reagan to be VP
     
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    Is that the day he "allegedly" killed Kennedy?
     
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    I've got something to get off my chest
    I've got a person that scares me to death
    First name is Dick and you know the rest
    Well I've got something I just got to say
    This vice president will make us pay
    We're inching closer to judgment day
    My name is Cheney I got no remorse run run run Cheney's got a gun
    I get my way or I get to use force - on anyone
    You know he's evil, he's not of this race. run run run Cheney's having fun
    He used a shotgun to blow off a face
    He's still not done
    Dick Cheney Son of Satan
    He is the Chosen One
    He's starting wars at the drop of a hat run run run Cheney's got a gun
    He says he's certain he's driving them back
    Were almost done
    Let's have another let's fuck with Iran. run run run Cheney's having fun
    It pleases Satan
    When there's blood on the hands
    Of his Number One
    Dick Cheney Son of Satan
    He is the Chosen One
    The smell of money keeps him alive run run run Cheney's got a gun
    He thinks it's funny when the bodies arrive
    What's done is done
    The occupation of Satan is near. run run run Cheney's having fun
    Now Revelations is oh so near
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    bush sr was the most honorable president our generation will experience.
     
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    Cheney and Rumsfeld. Scarry to think these two held public office for so long,, the damage they caused to this country is unforgivable(and we are still trying to work our way out of the mess they caused)

    If you have Showtime their is a good doc on Cheney showing how he worked his way up from a young kid in Wyoming thru where he is today. I did not realize the depth of his and Rumsfelds relationship until I watched it.
     
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    It's not as catchy as "Crack shot" Cheney.
     
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    Too little too late. After this revelatiin no respect to both bushes. If he saw such big problems with his dumb sons staff, he should have spoken up loud and clear. That is what real leaders do. This new info diminishes his reputation big time. Barbara should have said something.
     
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    Dancing on soldiers' graves. Disgusting old men.
     
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    I wonder if he addresses how Rumsfeld is a lizard.

     
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    He is the only Bush that should have seen two terms.
     
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    He's definitly the most qualified. Hell, he might have been the most qualified President of all time. WWII war hero, Congressman, Ambassador to the UN, Chairman of the RNC, basically Ambassador to China, Director of the CIA and Vice President.
     
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