Bush (43) comes out on ISIL
My first thoughts when reading his comments below, were "diminished capacity".
Former US President George W. Bush says he regrets the fact that the US-led invasion of Iraq paved the way for the ISIL terrorist group, which is operating in Iraq and Syria.
Saddam gets snagged, as were all of America in the Iraq war false flag
In 2003, Bush ordered the invasion on Iraq under the pretext that former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction.
In October 2004, however, a CIA report revealed that Saddam did not possess any weapons of mass destruction at the time of the invasion.
The US war in Iraq cost American taxpayers $1.7 trillion with an additional $490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans, expenses that could grow to more than $6 trillion over the next four decades counting interest, according to a study called Costs of War Project by the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.
In his CBS interview, Bush also said that when he made the announcement to invade Iraq, Saddam did not take him very seriously.
The ISIL terrorists, who were initially trained by the CIA in Jordan in 2012 to destabilize the Syrian government, now control large swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria.
They have threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Izadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq and Syria.
US warplanes have been conducting airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq since early August. Some Western states have also participated in some of the strikes in Iraq.
Since late September, the US and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out airstrikes against ISIL inside Syria without any authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate.
The US-led coalition has done little to stop the ISIL’s advances in parts of Syria and in western Iraq.
Saddam Hussein; the legitimate and in reality beloved leader of the fledgling Iraqi nation, probably the only man that could have made the topographical scribbling of an English / Zionist aristocracy intoxicated with its own power work, hung by the neck until dead, his sons and heirs brutally murdered. How many Iraqis have died since America, under the command of a pretzel crazed Dubya, “liberated” Iraq? Jim Dean may be one of the few journalist who could ever accurately answer that question. And Dubya’s only regrets are his buddy’s can no longer help themselves to the proceeds of Iraq’s oil with impunity. I wonder how many of you morons reading this actually went out and voted for a republican after being warned by Gordon Duff. You think Dubya gave you the business? Well wait to you see what Jebs got planed for you, enjoy it many of you have earned it…
Former President George W. Bush is giving even odds about whether another Bush will try to occupy the White House.
Brother Jeb, a former Florida governor, is "wrestling with the decision" of running for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, George W. Bush says.
"I think it's 50-50," the former president told CBS' "Face the Nation."
FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2004 file photo, President George W. Bush, left, is introduced by his brother Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, right, at 'Ask President Bush' campaign rally, at Okaloosa-Walton Community College Gymnasium in Niceville, Fla. President George W. Bush is giving even odds to an attempt at a family legacy as part of the 2016 White House campaign, saying Sunday Nov. 9, 2014 on ¿Face the Nation¿ on CBS his brother Jeb Bush is ¿wrestling with the decision.¿ (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
"He and I are very close. On the other hand, he's not here knocking on my door, you know, agonizing about the decision. He knows exactly, you know, the ramifications on family, for example. He's seen his dad and his brother go through the presidency. I'd give it a tossup."
The former president was more conservative in his estimate than another family member. Jeb Bush's son George P. Bush said two weeks ago it was more likely than not that the former Florida governor would move forward.
George W. Bush is promoting "41," a book about his father, former President George H.W. Bush.
"One of the lessons you learn from George H.W. Bush is that you can go into politics and still be a good father," George W. Bush said when asked if it's worth putting a family through a presidential campaign. "I put our family through it," he responded.
George W. Bush said he would be "all in" for his brother if he decides to run for the office and would do whatever he asks, even if it's to stay behind the scenes. As for their mother's position that enough Bushes have run for president, he said, "Sometimes her prognostications haven't been very accurate."
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FILE - In this, April 19, 2006 file photo, President George W.Bush, left, makes a statement on the Global War on Terror, on the South Lawn at the White House. Standing with Bush is his brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. President Bush is giving even odds to an attempt at a family legacy as part of the 2016 White House campaign, saying Sunday Nov. 9, 2014 on ¿Face the Nation¿ on CBS his brother Jeb Bush is ¿wrestling with the decision.