Elder Bush: "I think that's weird and it's nuts"
NY Daily News:
President Bush's father was forced into an emotional defense of his son yesterday in the Persian Gulf when an Arab audience launched a blistering surprise attack on his first-born.
"We do honor Americans, and I believe that they are highly respected in our country. However, we do not respect your son, and we do not respect what you are doing all over the world," college student Nevine Al Rumeisi told the former President at a leadership conference in the United Arab Emirates.
Her comment was roundly cheered by the business and political leaders gathered in once pro-American Abu Dhabi.
The elder Bush just looked stunned.
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When another audience member said he thought American wars are designed to open markets for U.S. companies - drawing more cheers and whoops - Bush grew testy.
"I think that's weird and it's nuts," he said.
"To suggest that everything we do is because we're hungry for money - I think that's crazy. I think you need to go back to school."