Related Video: Jeb Bush Says He Would Have Authorized Iraq Invasion, "And So Would Have Hillary Clinton"
LAURA INGRAHAM: What he said was just rubbish. And when he is asked a simple question, by the way, good for Megyn Kelly, what was the question: Knowing what we know now, not if you were in the same exact circumstance as your brother would you authorize this war, knowing what you know now. Namely that there were no WMDs, we got bad intelligence, if you had known those things, would you---
He said yes, I would authorize the war. That, in my mind, reveals, it is a sneak peak as to what Jeb is going to face come general election should he win the nomination...
She said knowing what you know now, would you still authorize the invasion, to which I said yes I would, 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!
That's just a fun hypothetical, but you have to say ‘No’ to that; you can’t say, ‘Yes, I’d still would have gone into Iraq.’
Or if you do, then there has to be something wrong with you. You can’t still think 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. When the past mistakes were made by your brother...
Jeb, if he truly is his own man as he claims to be, before he brought on a former CIA director, Paul Wolfowitz, the whole crowd is back. Like the old reunion. The Bush War Room, they're all back.
But if you're going to truly be your own person you say of course I wouldn't, obviously that is not how the world works, we did the best we could at the time, but obviously now I wouldn't invade now based on what we know...
I think he is going to be in this box, that the media are going to put him in, that Hillary, her team, will put him in during the campaign.
That is why we've got to turn the page here. We can not stay here relitigating the Bush years again. You have to have someone who says I'm a Republican, but I'm not stupid. I'm a conservative and I learn from the past and I improve myself, I don't bring in the same people who made the same stupid decisions in the 2000s, to get us intro the next part of the 21st Centruy. Come on. We can learn.
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