Trump called George W. Bush’s decision to invade Afghanistan and Iraq the “worst single mistake” in the country’s history
12:20, Thursday, 20 September, 2018
President Donald Trump called former commander-in-chief George W. Bush’s decision to invade Afghanistan and Iraq in the early 2000s the “worst single mistake” in the country’s history, adding that the decision was worse than the Civil War that tore the country apart over slavery.
Trump bashed Bush’s still-controversial decision to send troops to Iraq and Afghanistan in the years following the 9/11 attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. He also stated President Barack Obama might have improperly pulled the military out of the region, but that Bush’s decision was far worse.
“The worst single mistake ever made in the history of our country: going into the Middle East, by President Bush,” Trump told The Hill in an interview Tuesday that was released Wednesday. “Obama may have gotten [U.S. soldiers] out wrong, but going in is to me the biggest single mistake made in the history of our country.”
Trump specifically noted the monetary and human life cost as the reason to blast Bush.