George W. Bush Won’t Bash Obama On Iraq

By: Lacy Langley - June 22, 2014

George W. Bush is taking the high road.

The former president could comment on Barack Obama’s weak foreign policy and blame that for the strengthening of terror groups and the rise of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).

He could say “I told you so” to those who say he imagined Saddam Hussein had stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), but he won’t.

He could even comment on Obama’s recent decision that there will be no sending of U.S. troops “back into combat”, despite the rising threat to the people of Iraq and major oil resources that are now being threatened.

But he won’t.

In the meantime, as ISIS continues to storm through Iraq, Obama is weighing his options.

“I’ll be reviewing those options in the days ahead,” Obama said on the White House South Lawn. “I do want to be clear, though. This is not solely, or even primarily, a military challenge.”

Now, ISIS forces are discovering chemical weapon stockpiles that were left behind in Saddam Hussein’s old stomping grounds and are trying to figure out how to use them if they can.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Glbj4sVC_4

They have taken four cities just this weekend, and the weekend isn’t over. They overtook Rutba, Qaim, Rawah and Anah, as well as an important border crossing with Syria, which will allow them to more easily move large weapons and troops.

Obama has now deployed up to 300 military advisors and the likes of John Kerry, but still retains that he will send in no troops for the purpose. However, he has stated that he would possibly approve targeted strikes against ISIS and their allies should Baghdad request them.

What do you think? Does George Bush have room to talk against Obama and his weak policies or is he being prudent because it was Bush’s fault for getting the US involved in the first place?

Image via Wikimedia Commons

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Lacy LangleyLacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.

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  • Brenda Hagman

    I congratulate former President Bush for taking the high road but the reporter took the low road. She wrote the article in such a way that her attack on President Obama was very apparent all the while stating that President Bush wouldn’t bash President Obama. No she did all the bashing in the style of writing the article.

    • Tony

      Pres Obama deserves plenty of bashing. Whats the problem, then?

      • stay frosty

        Prez Obama deserves critical review of the job he’s done but not bashing over something he inherited. It’s s slippery slope to say “we’ll send back men and women to defend the people of Iraq” when Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld started that mess to begin with.
        Not popular with America to go back and retake Vietnam or Korea; so why Iraq?
        I can see Afghanistan or Pakistan which is really a hornets nest…
        Veiled attacks against President Obama will continue across the last two years he is in office but some of it is underserved.
        We’ve never had a good “answers guy” as president in this country…

  • phadreus mephistoples

    Lacy Langley former President Bush needs to get off the road period or better yet stay on it so somebody can arrest his ass for War crimes…oh I forgot the country that governs by and up-holds the rule of law abrogated all of those treaties while he was in office, on purpose. It was bound to happen although I would have preferred it not to have happened during my life time but that we would be witness to a criminal regime that welded world power but the Bush administration and his crew of neo-liberal, neo-conservative, tramps and lunatic took us in 8 years where no American has gone before. And Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld are prime candidates for war crimes. Those who believe in the definition of terrorism which have been propagated by Republican Administrations since George W. Bush in particular simply don’t understand or know history, the behavior of the United States relative to our own so-called Constitution or they know all of these things and simply don’t care. Bush and his gang simply don’t care. 500,000 children died in Iraq between the first and second gulf war and our attitude about that is: “well such things happen”, “war is a messy business”, “to make an omlette, you have to break some eggs”. Many authors and others have tried to speak directly to what is happening right before our eyes and under our noses as so-called Americans but I suggest anyone who is seriously interested read Chalmers Johnson’s Blowback trilogy. It is quite the eye-opener and also quite disturbing even though he has an optimistic view. Yes I agree Brenda Hagman, Lacy Hagman needs to be called out!

  • ohioborn30

    GW Bush Has more class than most people give him credit for. I still think he was a the better president.(not perfect just better.)

  • Dan

    Too bad that Jimmy Carter does not follow Bush’s example.

    • BadBob

      You can see just what peanuts do to a person. Just another one that had no idea what he was doing.

  • SeaDogMillionaire

    This article is confusing … it suggests that George W Bush could (or should) point fingers and blame others for the incompetent blunders HE DID ??? Lucy langley is obviously a Republikan because all they ever do is … point the fingers and blame others after they %$#@ things up … which they ALWAYS do !!! Cheney is attempting to blame others, but is finding out that NO ONE is buying his blame-game. Bush and Cheney OWN THIS FIASCO … and if they don’t like that fact, they should have thought about it in 2003 !!!

  • ellism66

    How is this news, He can’t say a word it was his administration that got us onto this hell. Iraq and Afghanistan were Bush’ and Cheney’ legacy, make billions for your cronies and screw every one else. This man is just as bad as Sadaam he and Cheney should be tried, convicted and then sentenced accordingly for crimes against humanity. I will give him this at least he is somewhat smart enough not to open his mouth unlike the anti-Christ Cheney he is too stupid to keep his mouth shut.

  • BadBob

    You just have to wonder that he has respect for the office, the person in the office or what Obama might have on him. It probably is true that President Bush is taking the high road and Obama continues to take the low road, but that would be just typical.

  • Rich

    Because they are both Illuminati.

  • Barton Workman

    Good King George II is probably too drunk to know what is happening in the
    mess of his own creation.

    Back to painting self-portraits in the bathtub.