Was George W. Bush wrong about the Iraq War? Because of recent events, some in the media have taken pot shots at the former U.S. President by claiming the younger Bush, and not President Obama, is responsible for an unsuccessful “mission accomplished.”
In a related report by The Inquisitr, with the ISIS in Iraq having found Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons stockpiles, some people are saying that George W. Bush was right to have pushed for the Iraq War since the original stated goal was to prevent terrorist groups from getting their hands on any WMD materials. Of course, people say stuff like this with 20/20 hindsight, but even Donald Trump is blasting both George W. Bush and Barack Obama for failed leadership and he says the United States should put U.S. troops in Iraq to seize the oil production facilities.
Years ago, George W. Bush ran into political trouble when he gave a speech aboard an aircraft carrier where a banner read “mission accomplished” in the background. Of course, the Iraq occupation was far from over but the initial stages of the invasion had been a success. But now a German newspaper called Die Tageszeitung put a twist on this famous photo by digitally replacing Bush with the head of the ISIS, Shaker Wahib. They even ran this photo on the front page to make the message clear that they blame George W. Bush for the current fiasco:
But perhaps it is President Barack Obama who has more to worry about than George W. Bush. The Obama approval rating average is less than that of the previous President in hist full eight years. Even when it comes to a more recent Gallup poll on living U.S. Presidents, Obama is lagging behind the entire crowd. Only 47 percent of Americans are favorable of Mr. Obama while the George W. Bush approval rating stands at 53 percent and even Jimmy Carter beats Obama with 52 percent.
Of course, nothing beats the elder George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, who are 63 percent and 64 percent, respectively. To give you an idea, even Chelsea Clinton is favorable of the elder Bush.
Do you blame George W. Bush or Barack Obama for the current Iraq crisis? What do you think should be done in order to stop the spread of ISIS?