Jeb Bush Set To Serve W’s 3rd Term By Saying He Still Supports Decision To Invade Iraq


In an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, 2016 GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush said he would have backed the invasion of Iraq, even if he knew it would turn out the way it has. Kelly asked Bush:

Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?

Jeb Bush replied:

I would have, and so would have Hillary Clinton, just to remind everybody. And so would almost everybody that was confronted with the intelligence they got.

Later Jeb Bush re-emphasized the point by stating:

I mean, so just for the news flash to the world, if they’re trying to find places where there’s big space between me and my brother, this might not be one of those.

If Jeb Bush is trying to escape from the dark shadow of George W. Bush’s failed presidency, he seems to have adopted a curious strategy. Instead of acknowledging the Iraq invasion as a colossal, ideologically motivated intelligence failure, Jeb is still a cheerleader for the Iraq War. While Jeb may insist that he is not his brother, he is simultaneously defending the single biggest failure of the George W. Bush White House. He is telling America that he would have charted the exact same disastrous course followed by his brother.

Jeb’s comments reaffirm that he is essentially running to serve his brother’s third term. On foreign policy, Jeb Bush has surrounded himself with many of the same neo-conservatives who pushed America into the Iraq War. He is doing so without pause, and without a hint of regret for the tragedy that those neo-conservatives inflicted upon American soldiers and on the people of Iraq.

If any voter believes Jeb Bush will be more reasonable than his brother was in making foreign policy decisions, they are not paying attention to Jeb’s own words. He is determined to pick up right where his brother left off. American voters should take note and make sure he is not given that opportunity.

32 Replies to “Jeb Bush Set To Serve W’s 3rd Term By Saying He Still Supports Decision To Invade Iraq”

  1. One idiot runs off the cliff…the next follows, that’s the Bush boys. JEB’s got his bros back! What a load of crap. The problem was and is, when that lunatic ran off the cliff of war, he took our soldiers and their lives with him! JEB has that Texas swagger too! Billy Bad Ass! Get real you rectangular skulled buffoon!

  2. This will go over big with the country. Even repubs think Iraq has been a big mistake.

    And do not say Hillary and dems voted for it too so that makes them just as culpable. They voted based on the lies that were presented to them by cheney and and his neocon cons.

  3. Brodie it was about the inspections continuing first, too.

    AUMF Bush lied people died.

    82 Reps, 29 sens on the dem side. and liberals included and long term.

    We also can’t forget who represented NY. I lived there for 47 years, it did matter. She was helping to directly clean up the mess daily.

  4. The lies told to the country and to all the other politicians is what allowed the country to get behind that clown. Look at the lives it cost our country and our allies. How many veterans are injured and handicapped because of The Bush boys and their gremlin full of fools like Cheney.

  5. There is a chart of all the people who are on J. Bush’s staff and of course they are all from the “good old days” of war and strife in daddy and bro admins.

  6. I saw a clip of Chris Matthews saying Pennsylvania is sick of war and that’s why they are not polling well on the most “bomb them all” candidates.

    Jebbie, Kiss all important PA, Scranton home of Hillary, Solid Hillary Country to begin with, goodbye.

  7. I thought he wanted to get away from his brother’s shadow, not stand in it.

    Because by standing in that shadow, he becomes what he feared the most: A clone of Dumbass the First.

  8. Today’s news includes another George Zimmerman story
    involving gunplay. Bush’s stand your ground law set that
    murdering pos free. And now more “stay the course” logic from Jethro. Ron White said it best, ya can’t fix

  9. Bullshit! Sen. Graham of Florida who was chair of the intelligence agency tried to tell people the case was bovine excrement
    What I Knew Before the Invasion

    Hillary Clinton on Iraq vote: ‘I still got it wrong. Plain and simple.’

    I liar just his brother, his father, his grandfather and his sister in law

  10. Bob Graham from your link DJ,

    “The president’s attacks are outrageous. Yes, more than 100 Democrats voted to authorize him to take the nation to war. Most of them, though, like their Republican colleagues, did so in the legitimate belief that the president and his administration were truthful in their statements that Saddam Hussein was a gathering menace — that if Hussein was not disarmed, the smoking gun would become a mushroom cloud.”

  11. Graham concludes with this:

    “Now I had come to question whether the White House was telling the truth — or even had an interest in knowing the truth.

    On Oct. 11, I voted no on the resolution to give the president authority to go to war against Iraq. I was able to apply caveat emptor. Most of my colleagues could not.”

    He was right, as history shows, she was wrong.

    I was right btw, i didn’t trust those bastards and started worrying about war a second after the second plane hit or there abouts. But then again, I could smell the smoke from where I was, and my friends were a block away at work, and my kid almost worked at WTC but on a whim chose a midtown job instead.

  12. First Neil, then George, now Jeb.

    To call George and Barbara Bush abject failures as parents would be an understatement.

  13. Pope Francis said Monday that “many powerful people don’t want peace because they live off war”. The Argentine pontiff made the hard-hitting comment in response to a question from one of the 7,000 children taking part in an audience held with the Peace Factory organisation. “This is serious,” Francis told the children.

    “Some powerful people make their living with the production of arms.

    “It’s the industry of death”.

  14. If after the primaries, it comes about that Jeb and Hillary are contenders for the presidential election, I think most people will prefer an “Obama” third term, to a “G.W.” third term. The outcomes are so drastically different.

  15. Ike warned us all about the war industrial complex. Now it owns so many politicians that you can’t separate the man from the machine he schemes for. It is the business of death. Don’t get me wrong, we should be ready to fight, when it is necessary. You see that all important, phrase, Redumicans…When it’s necessary? If Ike saw what has become of the Repubs and all politics in this country, he would barf.

  16. LIb62 there are a couple of books everyone should read, if they haven’t yet.
    family of Secrets by Russ Baker
    all about the Bush family
    the other is:
    Broken Government |By John W Dean. How Republican Rule Destroyed the legislative, Executive, AND Judicial, Branches
    He also wrote
    Conservatives Without Conscience.
    Some more about how Bush and the rethugs (republican’s) are on the road to destroying out country. “Through the presidencies of Nixon, Ford, Reagan Bush 1 and Bush 2. Talks of the Republican’s deliberate focus on polarizing social issues above those that really matter.” and how they succeed.
    It is ALL a plan.(MY words)

  17. its not the shadow he’s trying to stay out of….

    its the shoes he has to fill…

    Cheney isn’t going to make it easy for him to fill his shoes…

  18. Jeb said Hillary would have invaded Iraq too. THAT is not the same as AUMF,and he lied in a clip I just saw.

    Lying, evil idiot bastard.

    Do not think for a minute she too would have.

  19. Oh, and of course, Jeb said it on Fox and Kelly nodded in total agreement.

    Hillary would have invaded Iraq just like both the Bush brothers.


    The visual is worse than reading it.

  20. I’m a conservative and Jeb is NOT my guy for the nomination. If he’s nominated I think it will be a sure-win for the democrats.

    America is tired of the Bushes and I’ll wager anyone that Hillary Clinton will not win the nomination.

    Bush has got the money and the name but he is too similar to the older republicans like McCain and Boehner.

  21. I wonder if Jeb Bush would be so loud and brazen if the right thing had happened back when, IF George W. were now standing in the dock of a war crimes trial. He only says this because he presumes he’d get away with it, too.

  22. I think that Jeb has just nailed the coffin shut on his bid to be a Third BUSH in the Oval Office.
    He telegraphed that he, like his brother, would go to war on pretexes. With Iran looming as a potential target (With Bibi Netanyahu’s encouragement), we should be wary of Jeb’s mindset and goals with the war machine that would be at his disposal. Guess What? As I said, Jeb just put his foot in his mouth and it will be sticking out throughout this campaign run for President.

  23. Well Jeb was one of the signers of PNAC

    Their Goal: The neoconservative agenda

    Established in the spring of 1997 and funded largely by the energy and arms industries, the Project for the New American Century was founded as the neoconservative think tank whose stated goal was to usher in a “new American century”. Having won the cold war and no military threat to speak of, this group of ideologues created a blueprint for the future whose agenda was to capitalize upon our surplus of military forces and funds and forcing American hegemony and corporate privatization throughout the world. In their statement of principles they outline a fourfold agenda:

    1) Increase an already enormous military budget at the expense of domestic social programs

    2) Toppling of regimes resistant to our corporate interests
    3) Forcing democracy at the barrel of a gun in regions that have no history of the democratic process
    4) Replacing the UN’s role of preserving and extending international order

    (This all can be read in their own words at

    Jeb Bush Claims He Misheard Megyn Kelly’s Iraq Invasion Question
    From Salon:

    Bush’s old pal, Republican cable news strategist Ana Navarro, said on CNN this morning that Jeb told her he misheard the question.
    Ana Navarro, a former aide to ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), said on CNN Tuesday that the potential presidential candidate told her he’d misheard a question about the Iraq War.

    Navarro, who was Bush’s director of immigration policy in the governor’s office, said on CNN’s “New Day” that she’d emailed Bush on Tuesday morning for clarification about his comments.

    “I emailed him this morning and I said to him, ‘Hey, I’m a little confused by this answer so I’m genuinely wondering did you mishear the question?’” Navarro said. “And he said, ‘Yes, I misheard the question.’”

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