Former President George W. Bush did an interview on Fox News to promote a charity golf tournament to benefit veterans. Fox decided that the staggeringly stupid Brian Kilmeade should do the interview, with predictably ridiculous results. He helped Bush tell this hypocritical lie on the show:
Kilmeade praised Bush for telling people in 2007 that “American troops will have to return at some later date to confront an enemy that is even more dangerous” if the U.S. withdrew from Iraq.
“How did you know?” Kilmeade wondered.
“Well, I know the nature of the enemy,” Bush shrugged. “The long-term strategy just takes time. And I tell people all the time — of the record, by the way — that, you know, Condi Rice’s relatives were enslaved in the greatest democracy ever for 100 years. A democracy takes time to take hold.”
Neither Bush nor Kilmeade bothered to mention that withdrawing our troops from Iraq was required by the Status of Forces Agreement that Bush himself signed with the Iraqis. That’s an inconvenient little fact for this “I predicted what will happen” bullshit, so they just left it out.
Kilmeade noted that Bush had called former President Bill Clinton “at least twice a year” during his presidency.
“Has Obama called you?” the Fox News host asked.
Bush said that the president had called him before announcing to the nation that Osama bin Laden was dead, but did not call on a regular basis.
“Presidents tend to rely on the people they’re close to, and he’s got a team that he’s grown close to over the six years he’s been president — or nearly six years — and he relies upon their judgement,” Bush explained. “And I understand that.”
Yeah, why wouldn’t Obama consult with the guy who created this whole mess by lying us into a war with Iraq in the first place?