Trump Slams Bush: Iraq Invasion "Single Worst Decision Ever Made"

President Trump slammed former President George W. Bush over the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq - referring to it as "the single worst decision ever made," and that it was comparable to "throwing a big fat brick into a hornet's nest."  

Speaking to a group of GOP donors at a Mar-a-Lago closed door lunch and fundraiser, Trump also mocked Bush's intellect: "Here we are, like the dummies of the world, because we had bad politicians running our country for a long time," reported CNN - which obtained leaked audio from the event. 

"That was Bush. Another real genius. That was Bush," Trump joked. "That turned out to be wonderful intelligence. Great intelligence agency there."

In the past, Trump has been notoriously critical of the decision to invade Iraq, slamming Jeb Bush during the 2016 primaries over his brother's decision to invade.

Bush snarks back

Former President Bush - despite rarely criticizing President Obama - only took a month into Trump's presidency to begin tossing barbs. Following Trump's controversial Executive Order banning travel from several countries associated with terrorism, Bush 43 said: "I don’t like the racism and I don’t like  the name-calling and I don’t like the people feeling alienated. Nobody likes that." 

Last October, Bush indirectly slammed Trump at a policy seminar in New York - telling the audience “We have seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty... We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism.”

“Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children,” said Bush. “The only way to pass along civic values is to first live up to them.”

Trump and the Bush family have had a good relationship - as neither George W. Bush, his father former President George H.W. Bush, or Jeb Bush endorsed him during the 2016 election. 

Comments

Bes Sun, 03/04/2018 - 11:07 Permalink

hahahaha!!!

but he continues to want to give the MIC

$700,000,000,000+ a year

and god knows how much more off the books....

and he still hasn't pulled troops out of anywhere

and he is expanding and keeping Guantanamo Bay open

what a joke

toady Pandelis Sun, 03/04/2018 - 11:17 Permalink

Gotta say... I agree 100%

This still haughts me... all these years later, it still pops in my head, "why"?

I run through various scenarios, for the oil? for the pipelines? for the Kurds? for the Sunnis? for the Jews? All minor possibilities, but none that make sense in the end.

Certainly not for the American people as it was sold.... "we have to fight them there so we don't have to fight them here" HA! Still makes me laugh... until I think of the thousands of lives lost and tens of thousands ruined, and the trillions just simply thrown away for nothing.

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hedgeless_horseman toady Sun, 03/04/2018 - 11:20 Permalink

 

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

So if we don't get some cool rules ourselves, pronto, 
we'll just be bogus too." 

 -Jeff Spicol

Can I still dream that MAGA wasn't just another lie by a politician?  No.  By this point, probably not.

 

5) Enforce The War Powers Act and repeal The Patriot Act

Stop it with the boogey man scare tactics.

6) Close all 800 or so overseas military bases and cancel all foreign aid

Make America great again, not Turkistan, not Israel, not Afghanistan, not Poland, not the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, but America.

7) Pass a law that only people eligible to vote for a candidate may contribute to that candidate

So, it is bad for Russia to influence our elections, but ok for Mexico, Israel, and Saudi Arabia?  Stop the hypocrisy.

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-25/quick-and-simple-plan-politic…

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dasein211 hedgeless_horseman Sun, 03/04/2018 - 11:27 Permalink

Bush was a horrible idiot who followed the MIC into chaos. Trump is a horrible idiot who tells people whatever they want to hear so he can get what he wants. Obama was a horrible idiot for allowing the banks to dictate the “recovery” and selling the soul of the American economy to them. They are all useless. Waiting for a “savior” is foolish. We need to save ourselves. It starts by taking back control of the currency. Whether it’s Bitcoin, Gold, Bitcoin or cryptos backed by precious metals, we will never be rid of them until we restart the system with something new. We decide to give power to money-not them. And fighting over pathetic distractions like race, religion and political leanings only serves them so that they can vacuum up even more power.  

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MarsInScorpio dasein211 Sun, 03/04/2018 - 12:19 Permalink

Dasein211:

I see we have the Idiot Squad up early this morning.

So you want to take back control the currency,  huh? Exactly how do you plan on doing this?

Do you plan on taking over the banking system by raiding the Board of Governors meeting at the Fed? Or maybe you're planning on a national election campaign in which you're going to put your people in throughout Congress and take control of Congress that way. Is that what you have in mind?

The truth is you're full of hot air. In fact, all of you who talk this trash are full of hot air.

You will never control the currency. The reason is simple: You don't have any power to control the currency.

You aren't part of the club. You are nobody. You were born nobody, you have lived as nobody, and you will die as nobody.

You guys are always talking trash. Deal with this: you aren't going to change anything about the currency in this country. Or in the world. You won't even get up off your fanny to make a change in the town hall.

Big talk, no action losers from start to finish.

Oh yeah, and let's not forget that after all,  it has nothing to do with you being a lazy bum who won't get off your fanny to change things at The Ballot Box.

Yeah, it's all because of the (((Jews))) isn't it? It has nothing to do with you being a lazy jerk that won't do anything.

You're totally useless.  E S & D.

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pods MarsInScorpio Sun, 03/04/2018 - 13:19 Permalink

Well I have forgone the use of credit. Others must have too, as the Fed gov now has to deficit spend a trillion every year to keep this currency system going. If exponential expansion stops, the currency implodes. It isn't easy, especially since everything has been financialized, but it's possible.
It is much more effective than wasting time at the ballot box.
Just keep calling me useless while 2 years from now they have to deficit spend 2 trillion. Sure they will say it's because of the war du jour, but it's really to keep the money supply from imploding.
pods

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Socratic Dog pods Sun, 03/04/2018 - 16:29 Permalink

The growth in the economy determines what interest rate can be paid on money lent into existence.

If the growth is negative, then a negative rate can be paid.  (((Those))) who lend that money into existence will lose money in the short term, but it keeps the Ponzi going, and (((they))) still end up owning everything.

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pods Socratic Dog Sun, 03/04/2018 - 20:14 Permalink

If the growth in debt turns negative and goes past a certain point, a deflationary spiral ensues, with each default causing larger and larger defaults.  That is what was happening in 2008.

(((They)) love the regular "business cycle" as they can repossess real property for the funny money they created out of thin air and lent.  But (((their))) system can only handle small downturns.
Look at the Fed chart on aggregate debt. It looks just like an exponential function. Because it is.

pods

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TAALR Swift hedgeless_horseman Sun, 03/04/2018 - 11:39 Permalink

"So, it is bad for Russia to influence our elections, but ok for Mexico, Israel, and Saudi Arabia?  Stop the hypocrisy."

You've mentioned "(((Them))) who must not be named" - except in the most respectful, adulating and cowering tone.

Your tone was 'inappropriate' and potentially anti-semantic. Your HH channel is now likely to be boycotted/buyshorted by the big advertisers. You naughty personhood entity, you.

 

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el buitre toady Sun, 03/04/2018 - 11:34 Permalink

The Deep State has multiple reasons for every major operation.  I can give 10 major reasons for the 9/11 false flag without stopping for breath.  So part of your confusion is looking for one when there are many.  But I would say that the first among many was Saddam selling crude in Euros.  The status of a world reserve currency for the US dollar backed by nothing but fraud and (in 2003) uncontested military force had to be protected at any cost by the Anglo-American Zionist Cabal.  The fall of the dollar will mark the fall of the Cabal. 

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lew1024 toady Sun, 03/04/2018 - 11:53 Permalink

Because the CIA stole the assets of entire countries. E.g. Libya's gold (haven't heard about that, have you?), Libya's oil via selling off the rights to the fields for $30B just after they installed the current puppet government, and Gaddafi's $250B in HSBC.

So maybe $350B, total added to the black budget, less the few $Bs into the Clinton's pockets and her campaign.

And they would have done the same with Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, ... had they been able.

They don't think the wars were lost, big wins for them.

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MK ULTRA Alpha lew1024 Sun, 03/04/2018 - 15:13 Permalink

The only thing the Americans got out of the Libya lie, was screwed in the butt with an AK-47 like Gaddafi. Clinton screwed him and screwed the shit out of America.

It was the French who stole the gold. And the reason France and the UK were in on the operation, it was because Clinton and DOD Gates went to the Bilderberg Group meeting in which two queens attended, one of them a major shareholder in Shell oil, the other queen BP shareholder and the richest person on the planet, Kissinger was there and the French president who was an extreme Zionist Sarkozy. The reason the French and UK drove the Libya coup was because Gaddafi had turned in his weapons of mass destruction to the Americans and wanted the Americans to invest in Libyan oil. He was inviting the American oil companies into Libya.

The French and the UK have done this before.

So there are three reasons for the French, block US oil firms access to Libya, prevent Gaddafi from creating a pan-Africa currency to compete with EU currency, and Sarkozy doing the dirty deed for Israel to get backing from Jews to keep him in power.

Clinton in her drive to shape the world for Israel and her Israel lobby backing, destroyed an opportunity for US oil firms to reenter the lost Libyan concessions and this would have blocked further penetration from Chinese oil firms in Libya. China out, America in, but not the Queens BP and the Queens Royal Dutch Shell oil.

It was the Bilderberg Group which planned the Iraq invasion too. Before the US invasion of Iraq, there was a great panic over the price of oil, and the panic of the North Sea oil fields production rates collapsing. The Bilderberg Group is the power, and the Council on Foreign Relations is subordinate.

The Jews have always served the European royals, bankers to the royals. The London Banking district known as "the city"(where Greenspan hides out when he's not trying to crash the US equity and bond markets)

The banking district is a product of the Jewish relationship to the royals.

So when Paul Craig Roberts tells you, Europe is a vassal of the US, it's really the fool Americans are a beast of burden for the Jewish banking partnered with the royals.

The oil wars are for Europe, even the Syria war is for the Europeans, natural gas pipeline.

Now wasn't Hillary Clinton crazy to do what she did. She did it for Israel so she could be president. I remember during the election, she made a special speech broadcast on Israeli TV, I wondered, is she running for president of Israel? No, she was making sure her efforts to secure the voter segment of the Jewish vote and the money for her election. It was real bad for me to see all of this unfold, and Clinton should be tried as a war criminal. But her main crime, she was a traitor to her own country, knowing full well Libya was cooperating and had given the green light for US oil firms. She knew it, the French knew it and the UK knew it.

The French leader believed after the over throw of Gaddafi, there would be no civil crisis and France would step in to rob the Libyans of their oil. (France doesn't produce oil unless a French firm goes abroad.) It didn't go that way.

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MK ULTRA Alpha MK ULTRA Alpha Sun, 03/04/2018 - 15:31 Permalink

Another note, you've run the same crap over and over, are you a troll and what country are you posting from?

Same over and over, who does something like that? same subject as if the poster has a compulsion obsession to convince us of this, I guess after you've posted the same thing over and over, some people will believe this deranged story the CIA stole Libya's gold for BLACK OPS. Buddy they don't need to steal any money to support black ops. That logic proves you have an agenda.

What country are you posting from?

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David2923 MK ULTRA Alpha Sun, 03/04/2018 - 16:19 Permalink

Facts about Libya under Gaddafi that you probably did not know

Facts you probably do not know about Libya under Muammar Gaddafi:
• There are no electricity bills in Libya; electricity is free … for all its citizens.
• There is no interest on loans, banks in Libya are state-owned and loans given to all its citizens at 0% interest by law.
• If a Libyan is unable to find employment after graduation, the state pays the average salary of the profession as if he or she is employed until employment is found.
• Should Libyans want to take up a farming career, they receive farm land, a house, equipment, seed and livestock to kick start their farms – all for free.
• Gaddafi carried out the world’s largest irrigation project, known as the Great Man-Made River project, to make water readily available throughout the desert country.
• A home considered a human right in Libya. (In Qaddafi’s Green Book it states: “The house is a basic need of both the individual and the family, therefore it should not be owned by others.”)
• All newlyweds in Libya receive 60,000 Dinar (US$ 50,000 ) by the government to buy their first apartment so to help start a family.
• A portion of Libyan oil sales is credited directly to the bank accounts of all Libyan citizens.
• A mother who gives birth to a child receives US $5,000.
• When a Libyan buys a car, the government subsidizes 50% of the price.
• The price of petrol in Libya is $0.14 per liter.
• For $ 0.15, a Libyan local can purchase 40 loaves of bread.
• Education and medical treatments are free in Libya. Libya can boast one of the finest health care systems in the Arab and African World. All people have access to doctors, hospitals, clinics and medicines, completely free of charge.
• If Libyans cannot find the education or medical facilities they need in Libya, the government funds them to go abroad for it – not only free but they get US $2,300/month accommodation and car allowance.
• 25% of Libyans have a university degree. Before Gaddafi only 25% of Libyans were literate. Today the figure is 87%.
• Libya has no external debt and its reserves amount to $150 billion – though much of this is now frozen globally.

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MK ULTRA Alpha David2923 Sun, 03/04/2018 - 17:01 Permalink

I knew it, I had read extensively to be able to write the above essay.

The real truth about France and UK using NATO to bomb Libya was to block US oil firms.

Then Clinton sent the US Ambassador in to a war zone to collect weapons for Israel's Syria war. Clinton did everything for Israel to get the Jewish lobby to put her in power. She surrounded herself with Russian Khazar Jews at the State Department. Victoria Nuland is one, and there are many more involved in treason.

It was all for Israel and oil, not gold. There are so many screwed up minds, they think the CIA is behind every rock. The CIA can't even get an intelligence assessment correct. The CIA is an incompetent agency with echo chamber syndrome.

The CIA fails all the time, and I mean all the time, so how can the CIA be this super human invincible power that all this trolls with an agenda want us to believe.

It's because foreign trolls are trying to divide America. I would say, a bankrupt nation that provides free defense for the world is not an EMPIRE.

BECAUSE WE DON'T GET SHIT BACK FROM ALL THE MONEY WE SPEND PROVIDING FREE DEFENSE FOR THE FUCKING WORLD. THE EUROPEANS FUCKED US ROYAL AND I MEAN ROYAL.

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David2923 David2923 Sun, 03/04/2018 - 17:08 Permalink

UN Report Offers Smoking Gun Proof of NATO and US Lies about Libya

Posted on November 1, 2011 by nsnbc international

Here is a type of “smoking gun” proof that NATO and the U.S. has been operating through a smokescreen of lies, as well as intimidation. Please read the following January 4, 2011 report of the 16th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Human Rights Council, Universal Periodic Review:

Report of the Working Group on the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya [Document A/HRC/WG.6/9/L.13]

Before NATO and the U.S. started bombing Libya, the United Nations was preparing to bestow an award on Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, and the Libyan Jamahiriya, for its achievements in the area of human rights. That’s right–the same man, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, that NATO and the United States have been telling us for months is a “brutal dictator,” was set to be given an award for his human rights record in Libya. How strange it is that the United Nations was set to bestow a human rights award on a “brutal dictator,” at the end of March.

So, I ask a question. Who is this “brutal dictator” that the United Nations General Assembly Human Rights Council was preparing to bestow an award to, for human rights, sometime at the end of March? So, they would have us believe that they knew that he was a “brutal dictator,” yet decided to give him an award for human rights?! Astounding! Astounding the lies that we’re being told by the media, NATO and the U.S. government. Absolutely astounding! Not surprising, but astounding! But more astounding still, is the fact that, time after time after time, much of the American

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DosZap toady Sun, 03/04/2018 - 11:56 Permalink

Every country WE SO CALLED   "LIBERATED",the citizens are far worse off now than before(and so are the countries the migrant waves crashed into),this was never meant to bring peace and democracy, it was meant to start global migrations.

The entire European world has been taken over,and they the leaders are CLUELESS it was planned from day ONE.

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Kidbuck toady Sun, 03/04/2018 - 12:21 Permalink

Well I see it as a toss up. Fucking Lincoln dragging us into the Civil War. Fucking Wilson dragging us into WWI. Fucking Rooservelt dragging us into WWII. Fucking Truman dragging us into Korea. Fucking Kennedy and Johnson dragging us into Viet Nam. I'm sure there are many other Presidents that deserve dishonorable mention.

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