It was a dark time for our nation with far-reaching consequences, but former President and war criminal George W. Bush says he doesn’t regret his decision to invade Iraq.
In an interview with CBS, Bush told Bob Schieffer on Sunday that he did not invade Iraq to finish what his father started, despite that being fairly well the only explanation. Bush says he was surprised when Saddam Hussein did not heed his warning that the former President would launch an illegal war under false pretenses.
“You know, when he was captured — I was told that the FBI agent that talked to him, he said, ‘I just didn’t believe Bush,'” our 43rd President said. “And it’s hard for me to believe he didn’t believe me.”
“It was hard in retrospect, for me to look back and say . . . I don’t see how he could doubt my word,” he added.
“I went in there as a result of a very changed environment because of September the 11th,” he said. “And the danger we were concerned about was that the weapons…would be put into the hands of terrorist groups that would come and make the attacks of 9/11 pale in comparison,” Bush explained, referencing his imaginary weapons of mass destruction.
He says there are no regrets about murdering nearly 5,000 of our troops with his irresponsible decision to hand Halliburton a paycheck through his attack on Iraq, but credits himself for the rise of ISIS, which he calls “Al Qaeda Plus.”
“I think it was the right decision,” President Bush said. “My regret is that — a violent group of people have risen up again. This is ‘Al Qaeda plus.’ I put it in the book, they need to be defeated. And I hope we do. It’s – I hope that the strategy works.”
Watch Bush’s remarks, below: