The Democratic National Committee responded on Monday to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s (R) remark that he would have invaded Iraq in 2003, knowing what he knows now.
“Apparently hindsight isn’t 20/20 for Jeb Bush. Even knowing how badly we were misled, he would still have done it all again,” DNC spokesperson Kristin Sosanie said in a statement to reporters.
“Even knowing what we all know now to be false intelligence, Jeb would make the same decision,” she added. “Jeb Bush’s disastrous go-it-alone approach is wrong for our country.”
Bush made the comment in a sit-down interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, who asked him whether he would have toppled Saddam Hussein as his brother’s adminstration did, “knowing what we know now.”
“I would have,” Bush answered.
Conservative radio host tore into Bush during her show on Monday, saying that “[y]ou can’t still think that going into Iraq, now, as a sane human being, was the right thing to do.”