Daddy Bush spanks Dubya about war plans
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.
He also urged the President to resist his tendency to bear grudges, advising his son to bridge the rift between the United States, France and Germany.
Although not addressed to his son in person, the message, in a speech at Tufts University in Massachusetts, was unmistakeable.
Mr Bush Sr even came close to conceding that opponents of his sonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s case against President Saddam Hussein, who he himself is on record as loathing, have legitimate cause for concern.