Thanks to S.A. for pointing me to this article, which purports to summarize the elder George Bush’s grave concerns about unilateral action in Iraq.
According to the article:
The first President Bush has told his son that hopes of peace in the Middle East would be ruined if a war with Iraq were not backed by international unity.
Drawing on his own experiences before and after the 1991 Gulf War, Mr Bush Sr said that the brief flowering of hope for Arab-Israeli relations a decade ago would never have happened if America had ignored the will of the United Nations.
Yet S.A. also (quite rightly) wonders “how much liberty the journalist took when interpreting George Bush Senior’s comments…. if this is the transcript of the speech discussed in the article.”