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Jeb Bush: Asking me about Iraq 'does a disservice' to soldiers

Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush does not want to hear your hypothetical questions about the 2003 invasion of Iraq anymore.

"If we're going to get back into hypotheticals, I think it does a disservice to a lot of people who sacrificed a lot," Bush said Wednesday when asked at a town hall event about Iraq.

Earlier this week, Bush said in an interview with Fox News he would have invaded Iraq were he president in 2003 — even given what we now know about Saddam Hussein's nonexistent weapons of mass destruction. He later walked back that position, claiming he "interpreted the question wrong."

"I don't know what that decision would have been. That's a hypothetical," he said Tuesday in an interview with Sean Hannity. "Simple fact is, mistakes were made."