Finally, but 14 years too late, Bush the father has openly said what everyone has known since day one about his son’s closest political partners:
Vice president Dick Cheney, an “iron ass…knuckling under the real hard-charging guys who want to fight about everything, use force to get our way in the Middle East” and
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, the “arrogant fellow… with a lack of humility, lack of seeing what the other guy thinks” .
Cheney’s wife, Lynne, Bush added, an “iron-ass, tough as nails, driving… was very much the eminence grise.”
The world would have been rather different, had the father told his son (albeit the President) in no uncertain terms, what he is saying now.