In 2007 President George W. Bush talked about the idea of a complete withdrawal from Iraq. He offered the opinion that it would create a safe haven for terrorists and create a landscape that was again conducive to mass killings. He forewarned that a complete withdrawal would mean the likely return of American forces who would be facing an enemy that was more dangerous than before.
As we face a new crisis with ISIS insurgents in Iraq, I think it is good to look back at the former President’s comments:
I suppose this is one of those “I told you so” moments. President Bush forewarned this would happen and it did.
Bush had his fair share of foreign policy failures as well, but he hit the nail on the head with this prediction.