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article imageBush Says Iraq War and Economic Crisis Not His Fault

By Chris V. Thangham     Dec 17, 2008 in Politics
In a CNN interview, U.S. President George W. Bush said the problems in Iraq and the economic problems in America are not his fault. He blames the intelligence community for the Iraq mess and the people who bought homes for the economic recession.
Bush gave an interview to CNN in which he continued to blame others for mistakes made during his tenure. Either he says the Iraq war is a success, or when someone points out that it is not, he blames it on others.
Candy Crowley, a CNN reporter, asked him what went wrong in Iraq. Bush replied with the following:
I think it was just bad analysis. But, it wasn’t just our CIA. It was intelligence services all over the world that believed the same thing. And you know, obviously it made it harder to sustain the public in the — support in dealing with Saddam and in Iraq. It was just afterwards that it was difficult to sustain support when we didn’t find any weapons.
He blames bad intelligence for soldier and civilian death rates in Iraq, and says it's not his fault for the billions spent so far (Trillions more expected in long term costs).
He also blamed the U.S. economic crisis on home owners, saying they invested in the housing market without understanding the nature of financial products.
While Bush blamed others for the country’s problems, U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney has no regrets over the last eight years, despite all the troubles the U.S. is facing.
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