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Chris Matthews: George W. Bush A Man Of "Limited Mental Power"

Earlier in the week MSNBC's Chris Matthews said President Obama had an I.Q. near 160.

"The scariest thing, a guy of limited mental power, George W. Bush, talked this country [into the war in Iraq] ... that's the scariest part," Chris Matthews said on HBO's "Real Time" with host Bill Maher.

"This wasn't Winston Churchill. This was a guy, about a little bit below average in ability and he talked this country into war."

Matthews says Bush "got away" with lying about Iraq having something to do with 9/11.

"It's horrible that war, I'm sorry," Matthews added,

"You think, you think anybody but George Bush -- George W., with his limited mental power surrounded by the neocons -- would have taken us into that war," Matthews said to conservative columnist Russ Douthat.

Matthews tells Douthat to make a list of "high I.Q. people who would have taken us" into Iraq.

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