Rove claims Bush doesn’t like to use ‘the f-word.’

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal on Friday, former Bush adviser Karl Rove trashed Oliver Stone’s upcoming Bush biopic “W,” saying that it “clearly based in a reality that only exists within Oliver Stone’s left cortex.” As an example, Rove “mentioned the movie president’s use of the f-word, which Rove said he can’t remember ever hearing from Bush in 35 years.” But in truth, Bush is known to drop the occasional f-bomb:

“F___ Saddam. we’re taking him out.” Those were the words of President George W. Bush, who had poked his head into the office of National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice.

It was March 2002, and Rice was meeting with three U.S. Senators, discussing how to deal with Iraq through the United Nations, or perhaps in a coalition with America’s Middle East allies. Bush wasn’t interested. He waved his hand dismissively, recalls a participant, and neatly summed up his Iraq policy in that short phrase.

Additionally, Bush has never shied away from using his middle finger to symbolize the f-word.