Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s comments on Fox News about the Iraq War brought up more questions than answers.
Did Bush fully understood the question posed by Megyn Kelly on May 10? We’ll go straight to the transcript.
Kelly: "On the subject of Iraq, very controversial, knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?"
Bush: "I would have, and so would have Hillary Clinton, just to remind everybody, and so would almost everybody that was confronted with the intelligence they got."
Kelly: "You don't think it was a mistake?"
Bush: "In retrospect, the intelligence that everybody saw, that the world saw, not just the United States, was faulty. And in retrospect, once we invaded and took out Saddam Hussein, we didn't focus on security first, and the Iraqis in this incredibly insecure environment turned on the United States military because there was no security for themselves and their families. By the way, guess who thinks that those mistakes took place as well? George W. Bush."
His remarks drew considerable attention: Was Bush saying that even knowing the intelligence was faulty, even he and Clinton would have gone to war anyway?