Former President George W. Bush told CBS’s Bob Schieffer that he had no regrets over his decision to invade Iraq during his first term.
Insisting that the invasion was not an attempt to “finish” what his father had started, Bush said, “I think it was the right decision. My regret is that a violent group of people has risen up again. This is al Qaeda plus. I put in the book that they need to be defeated. And I hope they are. I hope the strategy works.”
Watch Bush’s interview for CBS Sunday Morning, with the discussion of the Iraq War beginning around the 6:35 mark.