Out of the Gates Jeb Bush Faces Harsh Critics on Iraq War Comments

After repeatedly struggling to answer a question about whether, in hindsight, he would have supported the Iraq war, Jeb Bush finally answered that he “would not have gone into Iraq” on Thursday. It was the fourth answer in four days that he had given to that question. But while Bush’s fumbles with the question, initially asked by Megyn Kelly in a Fox News interview on Monday night, marked perhaps the lowest point so far of the former Florida’s governor still undeclared campaign for the White House, it’s unclear if the controversy will affect his chances of being elected. The conventional wisdom in the United States has long solidified around the notion that George W Bush would not have invaded Iraq if he had known that Saddam Hussein did not actually possess weapons of mass destruction.