George W Bush: ‘Not Gonna Second Guess’ Obama on Iraq

Fox & Friends cohost Brian Kilmeade asked former President George W Bush if wanted to go nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah on President Barack Obama over the decision to leave Iraq without a residual U.S. military force, which Bush recommended and which critics allege allowed ISIS to run wild.

Bush declined. “The president has to make the choices he thinks are important,” Bush said. “I’m not going to second guess our president. I understand how tough the job is. To have a former president bloviating and second-guessing is, I don’t think, good for the presidency or the country.”

“I tell people all the time — off the record, by the way — that Condy Rice’s relatives were enslaved in the greatest democracy ever for 100 years,” Bush added. “Democracy takes time to take hold. Yet there is an impatience with that process. Americans have got to understand that the lesson of 9/11 is still important today as it was right after 9/11, and that is the human condition elsewhere matters to our national security.”

The Iraq War claimed about 4,500 U.S. lives and more than 130,000 lives overall.

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