Geraldine Sealey From the War Room '04
The New York Daily News today quotes a new book on the Bush family, which says President George H.W. Bush opposed his son's decision to invade Iraq. The book, released today, is "The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty," by Peter and Rochelle Schweizer, who were apparently given unheard-of access to the Bush family, including President Bush the elder.
The book cites a summer 2002 interview with the older Bush's sister, in which she says her brother had expressed his "anguish" about the administration's preparations for war. "But do they have an exit strategy?" the former president reportedly asked.
From the Daily News, which added its own reporting: "'Although he never went public with them,' the authors assert, 'the President's own father shared many of [the] concerns' of Brent Scowcroft, his national security adviser and a leading war opponent ... Close friends and associates said the older Bush, while fiercely proud and protective of his son, nevertheless harbors concerns about the war and its aftermath. These sources told The News that aside from his 'exit-strategy' fears of a prolonged, bloody conflict, the ex-President is troubled that the war fractured the international coalition he painstakingly assembled to expel deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein from Kuwait in 1991. One close associate said the older Bush feels Vice President Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld may have pushed President Bush too hard for a preemptive strike ... One well-placed Bush colleague said the older Bush recently acknowledged, 'I'm having trouble with my boy,' referring to Iraq."
The jury is probably in on this one.
Let's go to The Memory Hole
And the list goes on:
This list posted is in the interest of struggling to take the high ground as opposed to the low: the psychological dynamics between father and son.
Oh well, it appears that Kennedy is in respectable company....