Jeb Bush Says He "Would Attack Iraq Right Now" If He Could

DES MOINES, IOWA (The Nil Admirari) -  Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was in Iowa today where he told a group of supporters he "would attack Iraq right now" if he could. Political observers have characterized Bush's remarks as him doubling down on his statement earlier in the week that he still would have invaded Iraq in 2003 knowing the intelligence used to justify the war was faulty.

"The hell with it. Let me get all of my cards on the table. If I had control of the U.S. military today I would attack Iraq right now and we would be occupying it for a good long time," said Bush.

Jeb Bush speaking at the 2015 CPAC in Maryland in February 2015. 
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

A likely Republican primary voter asked Bush what he hoped to accomplish in Iraq.

"Well, it seems to be a Bush family tradition to invade Iraq and I don't want to be the only President Bush not to have done it. My daddy and brother said they did it to stabilize the Middle East so I will go with that justification," explained Bush.

An unidentified member of the press asked Bush to confirm he was getting foreign policy advice from the likes of former President George W. Bush, his brother, and Paul Wolfowitz, the former deputy Pentagon chief who helped George W. Bush justify the 2003 war with Iraq.

"Yup. Sure am. My brother has some pretty good experience and Ole Wolfowitz is dying to take another crack at Iraq," stated Bush.

Jeb Bush also said he expected to reach out to former Vice President Dick Cheney in the next few days to "get his perspective" on reinvading Iraq.


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