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Jeb Bush Is Even Nuttier Than Trump Now
By blaming President Obama and Hillary Clinton for the sorry state of Iraq and the rise of ISIS, Jeb Bush seems to be forgetting a little detail called… his brother.

Michael Daly

8/12/15

 

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Cliff Notes: It's All George Bush's Fault!

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Jeb Bush: “I’ll tell you, taking out Saddam Hussein turned out to be a pretty good deal”
Allahpundit

August 13, 2015

 

Lefty media (both overt and covert), which has been back on its heels lately thanks to Hillary’s impending arrest and prosecution, is already buzzing about the line quoted above, uttered today by Bush in Iowa. Skip to 9:40 of the clip below for the question and his answer in full. On the one hand, I’m reluctant to clobber a guy for a poorly worded soundbite when, as here, it’s in service to a sound point, that Obama and Hillary wasted the security improvements in Iraq circa 2009 by bringing everyone home and then standing around while Maliki fostered sectarian war. On the other hand, Democrats are going to clobber him with it so why shouldn’t we have at it now, when it’s still politically safe on the right to say “this is a tin-eared, frankly odd way to describe the state of Iraq for most of Dubya’s presidency”? (Once he’s the nominee and partisan battle lines are fixed, it’ll be partisan treason to acknowledge that this was a stupid thing to say.) Naval War College prof Tom Nichols:

 

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Sorry Allahpundit and all this talk is about A LOT more than George Bush & Iraq....well worth the time spent.

 

This is what a serious foreign policy talk sounds like....agree with it all or not.

 

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