Fox News host Eric Bolling: Iraq war ‘the smartest thing George Bush did’

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 19:37 EDT
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Fox News host Eric Bolling
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Commenting on the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, Fox News host Eric Bolling claimed invading the country was former President George W. Bush’s most intelligent move.

Bolling said on Fox News’ The Five that the world already knew Saddam Hussein was a “bad guy” because the Iraqi dictator had provoked the Gulf war by attempting to invade Kuwait.

“We had to take Saddam Hussein out,” he added. “We had just been punched in the face with 9/11, the Afghan war was starting up, we had to do what we did. I think it was the smartest thing George Bush did. He restored confidence in America.”

The Bush administration had alleged Iraq was an imminent threat because it was stockpiling weapons of mass destruction, a claim that turned out to be completely false.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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