Seven years ago, before leaving the White House, President George W. Bush issued a stark warning about pulling out of Iraq too soon — a warning that has since proven remarkably accurate in the age of Obama:
Bush, in 2007, had delivered a prescient warning about what might happen if U.S. troops withdrew too early. He said at the time this would risk “mass killings on a horrific scale” and potentially draw U.S. troops back into the country.
Now, in an exclusive interview just aired on Fox News, Bush told Brian Kilmeade how he knew what would happen:
Bush said: “I know the nature of the enemy.”
“Anybody who kills 3,000 innocents and beheads people because of their religion or because of their point of view is dangerous,” Bush said.
In the Kilmeade interview, Bush, in so many words, essentially told the “impatient” and misguided Obama administration, “I told you so.”
Bush II commented on President Obama’s current air campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, saying it’s the result of what Obama didn’t do. Bush told Fox News that he agreed with Obama’s military advisers who urged Obama to leave a capable, residual force in place when it pulled out at the end of 2011.
By clicking on the video above, you can see what President Bush had to say about his successor’s military moves in the Middle East, as well as his remarks on whether his brother, Jeb, wants to be president.
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