Jeb Bush Answer To 'Would You Have Invaded Iraq?' Almost As Big A Clusterf*ck As Invasion Of Iraq
Jeb Bush sat down for a Fox News interview with Megyn Kelly that aired Monday, to talk about how much he wants to do presidenting, because his big brother (George W. Bush) got to do it and his dad got to do it, and he wants to be just like them. Kelly asked a
completely straightforwardvery misleading question about the Iraq War his bro instigated: "Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?" Either the baby Bush didn't hear FULLY HALF OF THE VERY SIMPLE QUESTION, or he is a real big stupidhead, because this was his answer:
"I would've, and so would've Hillary Clinton, just to remind everybody, and so would have almost everybody that was confronted with the intelligence they got."
Bush goes on to say mistakes were made and the intelligence was shitty, and that his big brother (George W. Bush) ALSO acknowledges that they done fucked the whole thing up. He doesn't say the part about how the warmongers who decided to attack Iraq actually knew the intelligence was bullshit way back when, but we digress.
In retrospect, the intelligence that everybody saw, that the world saw, not just the United States, was faulty. And in retrospect, once we ... invaded, and took out Saddam Hussein, we didn't focus on security first. And the Iraqis, in this incredibly insecure environment, turned on the United States military because there was no security for themselves and their families.
So did he "mishear" the very simply stated question, as he is now claiming, in emails to his former aides? Or is he just a big old idiot who should have been a little bit more prepared? Watch for yourself:
Conservative talking heads and word writers are now piling on Jeb, like middle schoolers making fun of the kid who just called the teacher "mom."
"He said yes, I'd still authorize the war! ... She said 'knowing what we know now,' would you still authorize the invasion?,' to which he said 'Yes, I would.' 'Well they're all faulty and so would Hillary,' no Hillary wouldn't! Hillary wouldn't authorize the war now, if she knew what she knew now then, no of course not! ... You can't say 'yes, I still would've gone into Iraq,' and if you do, you just have to have, there has to be something wrong with you! You can't still think that going into Iraq now, as a sane human being, was the right thing to do ... That's like, you have no ability to learn from past mistakes at all! Well, when the past mistakes were made by your brother."
(George W. Bush)
BURN! Ingraham goes on to mock Jeb Bush for hiring all of his big brother's best warmongering friends -- which may be why he answered the question so poorly, if he is surrounded by them! She finishes by saying that the 2016 GOP nominee needs to be somebody who can say, "look, I'm a Republican, but I'm not an idiot! I'm not stupid!"
Can Jeb Bush do that? TALL ORDER, LADY!
Also making fun of Jeb Bush is Byron York, who did his best to verbally pants Bush in the Washington Examiner. For York, the big rub is that Jeb's big brother (George W. Bush) said the Iraq WMD intelligence was "false," as opposed to Jeb, who said it was "faulty," concluding that "[i]f Jeb Bush sticks to his position — that he would still authorize war knowing what we know today — it will represent a step backward for the Republican Party." So there you have it! Jeb Bush is a dumb brain, and everybody else -- EVEN HILLARY CLINTON, who is personally responsible for BENGHAZI!!!1!!1! -- is smart.
So anyway, hopefully next time Jeb Bush has to do an interview, he will actually listen to the questions, and try not to be such A Idiot, if he ever wants to be as good and smart and high-achieving as his big brother (George W. Bush).