Good. Fricking. Riddance.

December 1st, 2008at 07:17pm Posted by Eli

I suppose there was really no reason to expect that he would bow out gracefully…

President Bush told an interviewer that his presidency may have helped Barack Obama win the White House.

“I think it was a repudiation of Republicans,” he told Charlie Gibson of ABC News, according to a transcript released by the network Monday. “And I’m sure some people voted for Barack Obama because of me. I think most people voted for Barack Obama because they decided they wanted him to be in their living room for the next four years explaining policy.”

Okay, so far so good.  I can’t very well ding him for narcissism when he’s right, now can I?

Bush would not say whether or not he would still have pushed for war with Iraq if he had known there were no weapon of mass destruction in that country.

“A lot of people put their reputations on the line and said the weapons of mass destruction is a reason to remove Saddam Hussein,” Bush said. “It wasn’t just people in my administration. A lot of members in Congress, prior to my arrival in Washington, D.C., during the debate on Iraq, a lot of leaders of nations around the world were all looking at the same intelligence.

“I wish the intelligence had been different, I guess,” he said, but would not say whether he would have pressed forward with the decision to invade Iraq if he had known otherwise: “That is a do-over that I can’t do.”

Poor George, misled by the bad intel that he demanded, to support the invasion he wanted.  What a terrible tragedy for him.  Incidentally, I think that’s why he ducked the question of whether he would have still invaded Iraq if he had known Saddam didn’t have WMDs: He did know Saddam didn’t have WMDs.  The question is already answered.

(h/t dakine)

Entry Filed under: Bush,Iraq


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