(Jeb Bush) Alles klar, Herr Kommissar?

Jeb has got the family’s deep generational and criminal ties to the right-wing machine, so no one is dismissing him this early in the going. The 2016 Bush campaign has already raised about $100 million, which is a helluva start. But this isn’t doing him any good:

On Monday, Fox’s Megyn Kelly asked Bush, “Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?”

“I would have,” Bush answered, “and so would have Hillary Clinton. just to remind everybody. And so would have just about everybody that was confronted with the intelligence that they got.”

Knowing that ISIS will eventually take it over and slaughter tens of thousands of civilians, Jeb still believes the invasion of Iraq is a swell idea. You can see why he’s ‘The Smart One.’

“I emailed [Jeb] this morning and I said to him, ‘Hey, I’m a little confused by this answer so I’m genuinely wondering did you mishear the question?’” Ms. Navarro said in the interview. “And he said, ‘Yes, I misheard the question.’”

In the interests of fairness, let’s once again look at it. Jeb was asked “Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?” Sixteen syllables, and it threw him for a loop: “YES.” And saying that he got confused won’t make rank and file Republicans feel any better. It won’t exactly set him apart from his brother. “What know now, do invasion?” Is that really better? Don’t laugh – in this fopo panel of Alley Oop Jeb replies with a “Hnngh” and his mammons shovel him another $25 million.

She said that when people heard the “entirety” of his answer it would be clearer.


“I interpreted the question wrong, I guess,” Mr. Bush said.

Being tossed a Bush family skeleton will do that to a guy. Sean, we were only talking foreign policy. And I’d just begun to tell Megan my plans for world peace when suddenly I heard…‘Iraq’ NIAGARA FALLS. Slowly I turned…

When Mr. Hannity asked about the 2003 Iraq invasion again, in yes-or-no fashion, Mr. Bush said he did not know what the answer would have been, saying, “That’s a hypothetical.” Then, he seemed to go out of his way to absolve his brother, former President George W. Bush, who ordered the invasion: “Mistakes were made, as they always are in life,” Mr. Bush said.

Yes let’s go with that. A hundred thousand dead, two million refugees on the run, the Middle East a mess and life is hard.