George Bush On Assad: 'He's Made Mischief.'

George Bush talked about Syria and the military on Fox News.


Well what do you know? This Syria thing is bringing out all the neocons. Look, now there's been a George Bush sighting on Fox news.

Former president George W. Bush weighed in tentatively on the situation in Syria on Friday, saying President Obama "has to make a tough call" on whether to order a military strike against Bashar Assad's regime.

Bush, who made his comments during an appearance on the Fox News Channel where he also discussed his recovery from a recent heart surgery as well as his charitable works, had his own frustrations with Assad during the eight years of his presidency.

Bush and his aides expressed frustration that Assad tacitly supported the flow of al-Qaeda fighters and arms into Iraq during the height of the anti-American insurgency there.

"I was not a fan of Mr. Assad," Bush said. "He's an ally of Iran, and he's made mischief."

"I refuse to be roped in," Bush said.

It appears to me that George still hasn't lost his penchant for Bushisms when it comes to making comments to the press. But I'll give Bush some credit here. He has consistently refused to get into the middle of any Obama decision and I think that's been a wise move on his part. Killmeade tried to get him to comment on Obama, but all he said was that

Unlike Bush's former Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who referred this week to Obama's Syria strategy as "mindless," Bush declined to dive deep into the debate on how Obama should respond to U.S. intelligence reports that show Assad's regime was behind a massive chemical attack.

The president has to make a tough call Brian, I know you're trying to subtly rope me in to the issues of the day. I refuse to be roped in...Putting our military in harm's way is the toughest decision a president has to make ..

He did go on to try and justify the Iraq war again by saying:

"As time passes, people forget the lessons of September 11," Bush said. "One of the key lessons is the human condition elsewhere matters to the security of the United States."

He didn't go on and explain why Iraq needed to be attacked after 9/11 since there is no rationale for it, but I didn't expect him to anyway.

About John Amato

Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.