October 7, 2016

THE RIGHT IS THE LEFT:

When You've Lost the Bushes... : The price of alienating the first family of GOP politics (FRED BARNES, 10/17/16, Weekly Standard)


 In 2007, he told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that Bush was "probably the worst president in the history of the United States." In 2008, he claimed Bush had prior knowledge of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and lied about weapons of mass destruction to justify America's invasion of Iraq in 2003. Trump advocated Bush's impeachment.

In an interview in 2013, Trump said: "George Tenet, the CIA director, knew in advance there was going to be an attack, and he said so to the president, and he said so to everyone else who would listen. That came out." In truth, that never happened and nothing like it ever "came out."

In other comments, Trump has blamed Bush for the 9/11 attacks. In a GOP debate in South Carolina in February, he said: "The World Trade Center came down because Bill Clinton [didn't] kill Osama bin Laden when he had a chance to kill him. And George Bush--by the way, George Bush had the chance also but he didn't listen to the advice of his CIA."

In 2008, Trump told CNN he was "surprised" that Nancy Pelosi "didn't do more in terms of .  .  . going after Bush" when she was House speaker. "It just seemed like she was really going to look to impeach Bush and get him out of office. Which personally I think would have been a wonderful thing."

In that same 2008 CNN interview, Trump said Bush "lied" about Saddam Hussein's possession of weapons of mass destruction. "Bush got us into this horrible war with lies, by lying. By saying they had WMDs, by saying all sorts of things that happened not to be true."

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