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Jeb: In 2009, Mission Was Accomplished in Iraq

Thursday at a national security forum in Davenport, IA, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush contradicted his brother President George W. Bush’s infamous 2003 mission accomplished speech on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln declaring an end to major combat operations in Iraq.

When asked about the mistakes made in Iraq, Jeb said, “Taking out Saddam Hussein turned out to be a pretty good deal.”

He added, “I think people have every right to be critical of decisions that were made. In 2009, Iraq was fragile, but secure. The mission was accomplished in the way that there was security there.”

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