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George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush criticizes Cheney, Rumsfeld in new biography

Former President George W. Bush has finally revealed what he really thinks of his son's presidency, faulting George W. Bush for setting an abrasive tone on the world stage and failing to rein in hawkish Vice President Dick Cheney and former Defense chief Donald Rumsfeld.

In a years-long series of interviews with biographer Jon Meacham, the elder Bush frowned on the sometimes "hot rhetoric" of George W. Bush, saying such language may get headlines "but it doesn't necessarily solve the diplomatic problem."

The elder Bush faulted Cheney and Rumsfeld for their "iron-ass" views, calling Rumsfeld an "arrogant fellow" and saying Cheney had...