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David Gregory, Andrea Mitchell Criticize Bill Clinton's Iraq Hypocrisy

David Gregory, Andrea Mitchell Criticize Bill Clinton's Iraq Hypocrisy


Friday on MSNBC’s “The Andrea Mitchell Report,” NBC’s “Meet The Press” moderator David Gregory previewed his exclusive interview with President Bill Clinton by running a clip of Clinton mocking former Vice President Dick Cheney for criticizing President Barack Obama’s inaction in light of the al Qaeda affiliate ISIS rise in Iraq and Syria in order to form a caliphate.

After the clip, Mitchell said of Clinton, “He didn’t mention the fact that his wife did vote for the war. You can argue that she would not have proceeded the way that Bush teen did but she did vote for the war authorization.” 

Gregory added while in office, “President Clinton identified the nuclear threat potentially that was coming from Iraq.” 

He also echoed former British Prime Minister Tony Blair saying, “I interviewed Tony Blair recently who said we’ve got to stop this. The notion that just because the invasion that none of these things would have happened, that you would have not seen an al Qaeda on the march, or jihadism flaring throughout the region is simply misguided thinking.”

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