The Uruguayan president today Vazquez won a rain of criticism at home and Argentina have said that during the bilateral conflict by a paper mill in Uruguay came to assess the possibility of war and called for support to the then U.S. president , George W. Bush.

The Socialist Vazquez replied harshly opposition parties both Uruguayan and some who were ministers in Argentina during the conflict, which lasted seven years and ended in the International Court of Justice.

Even Senator Lucia Topolansky, wife of current President of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, described as "absurd" the hypothesis of a war that shuffled Vasquez and hoped that their claims do not have "diplomatic repercussions."

"We had a very serious conflict with Argentina and a president has the obligation to consider all possible scenarios," including the war, Vazquez said during a talk given on Tuesday at Mount VI School students.

He said, it was learned today by the press during a visit to Washington in 2007, Bush asked that political and diplomatic support to Uruguay in case of armed conflict.

In view of the commotion, armed with these statements, the president came out today to defend himself was quoted by The Observer newspaper's website.

According to Vázquez, "all the presidents of the region," ran the hypothesis of armed conflict between Uruguay and Argentina during the crisis for the paper plant, "though not admitted."

"And in those circumstances what was intended to make the president of a small country that is threatened?" He said Vazquez.

The exgobernante also considered that the concept of conflict was instigated by the then Argentine President Nestor Kirchner, who declared that the issue of the paper was a matter of "national and embraced with the protesters" while Uruguay and Argentina in Chile negotiated agreement.

The U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires in 2007 discussed the possibility of an armed clash between the two countries River Plate, according to one of the secret documents released by WikiLeaks.

The conflict occurred after the consent of the Government Vazquez made the installation of a pulp mill by the Finnish company Botnia (now UPM) on the eastern bank of the Uruguay River bordering with an investment of 1,800 million dollars.

The Argentine government complained about not being consulted and neighbors and environmentalists in the area near the plant Argentina claimed it was a risk to the environment and almost three years blocked a bridge linking the two countries, which had a large economic cost to Uruguay.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague ruled in 2010: while Uruguay violated a bilateral treaty, there was no evidence that contaminated plants, as claimed by Argentina, and could continue working.

Bilateral relations improved with the arrival of Cristina Fernandez de Kircher to the presidency of Argentina in 2007 and became friendly with the inauguration of Uruguayan President Mujica as in 2010.

The Argentine government has not responded to Vasquez, but they have several former ministers, who have denied that during the government of Nestor Kirchner was thought a war with Uruguay.

"This shows that Vazquez is a man parish, domestic, suburban, without knowledge of international law or international politics. It also has no word," said former Foreign Minister Rafael Bielsa of Argentina (2003-2005).

"Faced with this, I feel very quiet for a calm, patient and attached to the right in which Argentina handled the conflict. Uruguay did the same with us," said Bielsa to the website of the newspaper La Nacion.

Meanwhile, former Cabinet chief Alberto Fernandez (2003-2008) said that Argentina did not consider "even remotely" the possibility of starting a "war" with the neighboring country for the installation of the pulp mill on the banks of Uruguay River border.

In Uruguay, and Topolansky, spokesmen spoke National and Colorado parties, both opposition.

Vázquez's statements were "unacceptable," said Chairman of the Board of the National Party Senator Luis Alberto Heber, who wondered "where was the anti-imperialism" of the first leftist president in the history of Uruguay.

"If you confess this barbarity to request foreign intervention as something positive of his action, he added, might wonder if you really aware of the barbarity he did."

The senator also Pedro Bordaberry, the Colorado Party, said Vasquez's statements were "an act of irresponsibility" and said "biology is catching up (years)." The former is an oncologist and have 71 years.

Senator Topolansky, the Broad Front as Vazquez and Mujica, asked to be told by Vazquez about the possibility of war with Argentina remain "school story".

"I hope not complicated (the relationship with Argentina), the signals that our government has given the Argentine government are sturdy enough," said Mujica's wife.

To Topolansky, "how to solve the conflict with Argentina's what did President Mujica, open bridges" which in his view led to advances such as "channel is being dredged from Martin Garcia" and that the ministers negotiate and achieve "agreements at different points."

For his part, Vice President Danilo Astori refused to enter "no rating" on the words of Vasquez and asked to be "walking the path" proposed by Mujica