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Jon Stewart Skewers Jeb Bush For Saying He Would Invade Iraq Even ‘Knowing What We Know Now’

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Jon Stewart took a look at several of the 2016 presidential candidates, including Jeb Bush, who said he would have invaded Iraq as his brother George Bush did, even knowing what we know now – that it was one of the worst foreign policy disasters in history.

On Monday, Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked Jeb Bush, “Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?”

Bush’s response?

“I would have.”

Stewart took Bush to task Tuesday night, starting with the recent news that Jeb Bush told a group of high-value donors that his brother George is one of his top advisors, especially on Middle East policy.

LOOK: Jeb Bush: If Elected, I Promise My Christian Faith Will Influence How I Govern (Video)

“One of his top foreign policy advisors…for him to poop on?” Stewart mocked. “There’s gotta be another clause in that sentence.”

Then, the Megyn Kelly interview clip.

“When an Iraq War question starts with ‘Knowing what we know now,’ ‘Hell yes I’d still do it,’ is not an acceptable response,” Stewart insisted.

“Sure I’d get on the Titantic again!” Stewart quipped. “I mean at the time, it had a terrific buffet!”

To be fair, Jeb Bush has since backtracked, sort of, claiming he didn’t properly “interpret” Kelly’s “Knowing what we know now” portion of the question, which, even if true, is concerning, at best.

His new response?

“Mistakes were made, as they always are in life,” he says, of his brother’s decision to invade Iraq.

Funny, how that’s the exact phrase MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow did an entire segment in February on the Bush family history of using the passive voice, blameless phrase, “Mistakes were made.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbXrlj76J80

 

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Image: Screenshot via Comedy Central
Hat tip: Talking Points Memo

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Man Shoots and Kills Atlanta Supermarket Cashier, Wounds Guard Over Mask Policy: Police

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A man pulled out a gun and shot and killed an Atlanta-area Big Bear Supermarket cashier over the store’s mask policy, according to police. Two people, including a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office reserve unit deputy who was inside the supermarket working as a security guard, and the suspect, were also wounded.

“The subject pulled out a weapon and shot a cashier at the location,” DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox said, according to 11Alive. “The individual is deceased.”

“Although details are not complete, authorities say that the male suspect was involved in a dispute with a young woman before he began firing at her inside the store,” the spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said.

There apparently was an altercation over the mask policy, which is clearly posted on the store’s door.

“A witness, identified as Alan Williams, said a man walked into the store, struck the woman with a gun, then shot her. That’s when the deputy and the suspect exchanged gunfire.”

 

This is a breaking news and developing story. 

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'CAN’T HANDLE COLD OR HEAT'

#AbbottFailedTexas Trends as State Electric Authority Warns of Possible Power Outages Again – This Time in Heat Wave

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Over the winter at least 151 Texans died as 4.5 million homes and businesses went without power in a massive failure created by poor planning, lack of regulation, and sheer greed.

Last week Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott promised he had fixed the problem.

On Monday, less than seven days later, ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, urged customers to turn air conditioning to no cooler than 78 degrees and to conserve power, as it expects more blackouts throughout the week – this time during extreme heat.

In a statement ERCOT also asked Texans to not use ovens, washing machines, or dryers.

“If you don’t need something – we are asking you to turn it off and unplug it if possible.”

Many Texans, and many Americans, are furious.

 

 

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THE GOP IS NOW THE QANON PARTY

FBI Warns Congress of More Possible QAnon Violence Targeting Democratic Lawmakers

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The FBI has briefed members of Congress that QAnon “digital soldiers” may become violent and engage in more acts of domestic violent extremism, like the January 6 insurrection. In an unclassified version of the threat assessment delivered to top lawmakers in April the Bureau warns that Democrats may be targeted.

Rather than walking away from the far right wing conspiracy movement that paints some top Democrats as part of a dark cabal of cannibalistic Satan-worshipping pedophiles being fought by Donald Trump, some QAnon cultists think “that individuals need to take greater control of the direction of the movement than before,” CNN reports in an exclusive.

The shift is fueled by a belief among some of the conspiracy’s more militant followers that they “can no longer ‘trust the plan” set forth by its mysterious standard-bearer, known simply as “Q,” according an unclassified FBI threat assessment on QAnon sent to lawmakers last week, which was obtained by CNN.

This might lead followers to seek to harm “perceived members of the ‘cabal’ such as Democrats and other political opposition — instead of continually awaiting Q’s promised actions which have not occurred,” according to the assessment.

CNN also reports FBI Director Christopher Wray “made clear the bureau is not investigating” the QAnon movement, but only crimes committed by its adherents.

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