조지여. Bush made startling confession to Britain's US ambassador

‘I don’t know much about foreign affairs’: 조지여. Bush made startling confession to Britain’s US ambassador, National Archive documents reveal

  • George W Bush admitted he knew little about international affairs, papers show
  • His later presidency was dominated by US military action in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • 에 1998, the governor was candid about his lack of international experience
  • George W Bush admitted he knew little about international affairs at his first meeting with Britain’s ambassador to the US, the papers show.

    Mr Bush’s later presidency was dominated by US military action in 이라크아프가니스탄 다음 9/11 attacks of 2001.

    But when Sir Christopher Meyer met the then 텍사스 governor in 1998 as he considered a run for the 백악관, he was candid about his lack of international experience despite his own father having been president from 1989 ...에 1993.

    George W Bush (위) admitted he knew little about international affairs at his first meeting with Britain¿s ambassador to the US, the papers show

    George W Bush (위) admitted he knew little about international affairs at his first meeting with Britain’s ambassador to the US, the papers show

    ‘Bush admitted that, apart from Mexico, he did not know much about international affairs and that he would do well to broaden his experience,’ Sir Christopher wrote.

    ‘His world view – as he is well aware – is largely limited to the Texan and Mexican horizons.’

    The ambassador urged him to visit the UK, but Mr Bush said that he could not afford to be seen undertaking high-profile foreign travel ahead of gubernatorial elections that autumn.

    ‘The Texas electorate would not forgive him if he appeared to be taking his eye off the business of governing Texas,’ Sir Christopher reported.

    Mr Bush¿s later presidency was dominated by US military action in Iraq and Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks of 2001 (사진)

    Mr Bush’s later presidency was dominated by US military action in Iraq and Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks of 2001 (사진)

    He said that if Mr Bush did decide to seek the Republican Party nomination, he was regarded in the political salons in Washington as ‘by far the front runner’.

    ‘This meeting confirmed my first snap opinion of George W: Very personable and with a good self-deprecating sense of humour,’ he noted.

    Mr Bush served two terms as president between 2001 과 2009.

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