Jeb: Answering That Iraq Question Would Be A ‘Disservice’ To The Troops

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May 13, 2015 1:57 p.m.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Wednesday said that he has refused to answer whether he would order the Iraq War knowing what he knows now, because it would disrespect the troops, according to CNN.

CNN’s political director David Chalian posted a series of tweets on Wednesday about Bush answering a voter during an event in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The person asked Bush to clarify his statements this week on whether, knowing what he knows now, he would have invaded Iraq if he were President in 2003, as his brother President George W. Bush did.

When first asked the question by Fox News host Megyn Kelly this week, Bush said, “I would have.” Several days later, after taking heat from the left and the right, Bush said he had “interpreted the question wrong.”

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“If we are going to get into hypotheticals, I think it does a lot of disservice for a lot of people who sacrificed a lot,” Bush said, according to Chalian’s tweets.

“Going back in time, does a disservice for them,” he said, according to Chalian.

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