CANDIDATE NOW SAYS HE WOULD NOT HAVE INVADED IN 2003 …
|| By FITSNEWS || One of our favorite Pearl Jam songs is “Red Mosquito” off the 1996 album No Code. It’s a gem (one of the band’s underrated masterpieces), and managed to climb to No. 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 even thought it was never released as a single.
Anyway, the song’s closing lyric is as follows: “If I had known then what I know now.”
A variation of that question – pertaining to the United States’ 2003 invasion of Iraq – was put to presidential candidate Jeb Bush recently. And he answered it poorly.
“Yes,” was Bush’s answer then.
Well guess what … apparently he’s thought better of it.
“If we’re all supposed to answer hypotheticals, I would not have engaged, I would not have gone into Iraq,” Bush told the crowd at a town hall meeting in Tempe, Arizona.
Well, well … “take two.”
Why does this matter? Well, Bush’s brother – former U.S. president George W. Bush – was the guy who launched the Iraq War, as well as another war in Afghanistan. Both conflicts have continued – to some degree – under the administration of Barack Obama.
And the broader question of the efficacy – and cost – of U.S. interventionism around the globe is obviously an issue in the 2016 presidential election.
According to the former Florida governor, he was initially “reluctant to say what I’m about to say now” because he didn’t want the families of those who died in the war (including those he called to offer his condolences while governor) to think their loved ones had died in vain.
Which of course they clearly did … by the thousands.
And in addition to the human cost, let’s not forget the $4-6 trillion spent on the first “War on Terror,” which apparently succeeded only in creating a newer, bigger and more dangerous enemy than the one U.S. troops were dispatched to destroy in the first place.
But hey … let’s try it again, right?
Surely this time will be different …
Jeb had two choices: He throws G. W. under the bus or he admits the Iraq war was a fiasco which destabilized the region, emboldened Iran, cost the taxpayers trillions of dollars, and killed or maimed thousands of young Americans.
He chose the bus. Probably cleared it with G. W. first.
Obama thru his grandmother under the bus calling her a racist in 2007.They all do it…liberals and rinos.
Hmmm…a useless war which killed thousands and cost trillions versus Obama’s grandma. Apples and oranges.
I don’t care about dead soldiers unless I can blame it on Obama. If a Republican were in office then the more dead soldiers the better. Oh my!
Will Folks should use internet crowdfunding for pay for his legal expenses in the slander/libel lawsuit brought against him.
Or just have GrandTango and fc earn a quarter for every time they refresh the page. A few thousand clicks a day would net some good money. And hey since it’s fc then sandi morals/pogo2/flip costco/Rocky alts/Buzz alts could all get in the act and earn something extra!
Liberals are VERY DEMANDING..but VERY Cheap…you want it handed to you…I bet you Bingham would get more through a funding website page than FITS..
I could see Democrats in government coming to FITS aid…but I think the people in SC would revolt against that…
I know I’d pony up for the honorable representative, if he puts up a funding page… and he he would not even have to pay me back with what he gets in his win…
Well. Some of us aren’t terminally stupid after all… Now, let’s offer George W and company to the International War Crimes Tribunal in The Haig. It’s the only RIGHT THING to do.
I wish I could upvote this 150 times. And I’m charging admission to the cemetery where Cheney is buried when he ultimately dies, so everybody who wants to piss on his grave can donate $5 to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.
Wow.You won’t.An American hating pussy like you can’t look a veteran in the eye.
He will be able to look Cheney in the eye.
No one hates America more than me. I love raising taxes on people who can’t afford it. LMAO!!
But you’ll follow a blind dog’s ass?
LBJ killed 58,000 of America’s finest and no one wanted to try him. If ever there was a criminal that needed trying it was him and McNamara. President Bush did what , at the time, needed to be done. Plain and simple.
You mean pass off lies as facts to get the country to support a war against a nation that had no wmds or anything to do with 9-11??? to allow the most piss poorly planned occupation in US history? or allow North Korea to develop and test nukes??? or allow Russia to invade Georgia? so many choices i know…sure do miss shrub.
‘What Needed to be done’???? I agree with grandtangosuglydog. So spending trillions of dollars and thousands of American lives invading a country that posed no threat to anyone except Iran for no reason made sense? You must be talking about all the money he and Dick made from the war? Yeah, it needed to be done. SMH
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Yeah, he’s gotta get that issue off the news cycle. But he still wins the nomination – the Chamber of Commerce has already decided.
Your hopes diminish a little more each day….LMAO…[email protected]$$…
Beats having no hope like you.
Muslim Obama didn’t flip flop on Iraq…he just gave it to ISIS.Good to see ya this morning Rocky.I figured you were busy securing money from the Clinton Mafia Foundation for Fits…?? :)
Nah, I don’t live my life on FITS. 500 posts on the law suit. My oh my. As for ISIS – I really don’t care anymore. Iraqi’s killin Iraqi’s. Gee, like we didn’t see that coming. I bet even Iran is tired of dealing with Iraq.
Bingham has sent his cronies to Fitsnews to harass Will Folks.
I guess turnabout is fair play…Right???
He hasn’t flip-flopped. He paid insufficient attention to Megyn Kelly’s question. It’s clear from his complete answer (including where he says H. Clinton would make the same decision) that he didn’t catch the “knowing what we know now” part of the question. He’s been a bit clumsy in addressing the kerfuffle, but he hasn’t said anything substantively different.
Now Jeb and Hillary have even more in common..
She was for it, before she was against it, too…LMAO…
GT, is that really you???? Your posts are so much easier to read without all the poop slinging.
Jeb likes flipping and flopping,while you aim your rod at his hirsute buttocks.
Hey Paulbots, how come your boy Rand Paul just admitted he won’t gut the Patriot ACT and the NSA which were brought up under Jeb’s brother’s administration?