But he started the war anyway. And, like his neocon enablers, he’s still equivocating, and still blaming everybody else in a depressingly incoherent interview with Charlie Gibson. Examples:
He went to war because of bad intelligence, but now tells Gibson that he’s not sure he would have if the intel had been correct (Is that true? His Treasury Secretary, Paul O’Niell, writes that Bush had decided to go into Iraq long before 9-11).
McCain lost because Obama’s campaign was so good.
And this whopper, verbatim:
Gibson: Do you feel in any way responsible for [the economic meltdown]?
Bush: “I’m the President during this period of time, but I think when the history of this period is written, people will realize a lot of the decisions that were made on Wall Street took place over a decade or so, before I arrived in President, during I arrived in President.”(sic. And sick.)12:36 pm on December 1, 2008 Email Christopher Manion