September 19, 2007

Fox attack Bush

President Bush and Vicente Fox once portrayed themselves as diplomatic allies and close friends, but the former Mexican president takes some jabs at Bush in a new autobiography, calling him "the cockiest guy I have ever met in my life" and a "windshield cowboy" afraid to ride a powerful horse. Fox sprinkles anecdotes about Bush and other world leaders throughout "Revolution of Hope," recounting disagreements with Bush over the Iraq invasion and a shared hope for immigration reform that was undercut by security concerns after Sept. 11, 2001. The former Mexican leader also chides Bush's administration for unilateralism. While sometimes needling Bush, Fox also doles out heaps of praise, applauding his onetime U.S. counterpart for "cultural sensitivity." Fox writes that several days before the attacks of Sept. 11, he and Bush pumped hands and hugged at Andrews Air Force Base after returning on Air Force One from an Ohio immigration reform rally.

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