Oops: Trump Supported Iraq Invasion In 2002

Food for thought

(Buzzfeed)  For months, Donald Trump has claimed that he opposed the Iraq War before the invasion began — as an example of his great judgment on foreign policy issues.

But in a 2002 interview with Howard Stern, Donald Trump said he supported an Iraq invasion.

In the interview, which took place on Sept. 11, 2002, Stern asked Trump directly if he was for invading Iraq.

“Yeah I guess so,” Trump responded. “I wish the first time it was done correctly.”

Trump has repeatedly claimed that he was against the Iraq War before it began, despite no evidence of him publicly stating this position. On Meet the Press, Trump said there weren’t many articles about his opposition because he wasn’t a politician at the time.

And then, not all that long after the war began, late in 2003, Trump changed his position, just coincidentally at the same time Democrats, including the ones who voted to authorize action against Iraq, decided to change their position in order to bash President George W. Bush.

There’s no doubt that mistakes were made regarding the initial war, such as winning too quickly, which meant so many of Saddam’s supporters in the military were able to fade away and become the initial insurgency. There’s no doubt post-surrender actions were wrong, such as not controlling the borders and disbanding the military. Regardless, Trump espoused the Democratic Party position. And, did you think we would be relitigating the Iraq War during the 2016 presidential season, and it would be due to a candidate who says he’s a Republican?

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4 Responses to “Oops: Trump Supported Iraq Invasion In 2002”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Oh SNAP! A federal judge is to decide if she has standing to rule on Cruz’s lack of eligibility to be President.

    Teach questioned whether Obama was natural born, yet accepts forthwith that the former Canadian Cruz, is. Curious.

    Obama was born in the US to an American mom and a Kenyan/British dad.

    Cruz was born IN CANADA to an American mom and a Cuban dad.

    Yet birthers like Teach find Obama “less” eligible than Cruz. Curious.

    dave, what do you think? Is it a pigment issue? Or a tribal issue (libs vs cons)?

    Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

  2. Um, no, Jeff, those posts were traffic bait, since I said he was perfectly eligible if he was born in Hawaii as claimed. You just live to make shit up, but, then, you also support traitor Hillary Clinton

  3. […] Trump didn’t come out against the Iraq war until 2003 when things were going badly, and all of the Democrats started coming out against it. But I guess this doesn’t matter, Teflon Don can get caught in lie after lie and his supporters don’t mind. […]

  4. Jeffery says:

    “… if he was born in Hawaii as claimed.”

    It was proven he was born in Hawaii.

    But why would it matter where Obama was born? His mother was a US citizen, which is good enough for Cruz, who was born as a citizen of a foreign country. Or is it? The courts will need to rule.

    Isn’t it interesting that the far-right has moved the goalposts on eligibility? LOL. It’s a tribal thing.

    Also, the story recently broke that Cruz may be the Zodiac Killer. Makes sense – he’s clearly a sociopath.

    http://www.dailydot.com/lol/ted-cruz-may-be-the-zodiac-killer/

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