Amid the bickering among Republicans about who is responsible for creating ISIS, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said on “Morning Joe” Thursday morning that it was Hillary Clinton and people like her who were responsible for being “wrong on Iraq twice.” (VIDEO: ‘It’s Just Vulgar’: Scarborough Tears Into Clintons For Profiting Off Politics)
SCARBOROUGH: I think the argument that Republicans should make … if you were Rand Paul, if we followed Rand Paul’s foreign policy, there would be no ISIS because we would have never gone into Iraq and Saddam Hussein would not be — Saddam Hussein would still be there, ISIS would not. If we did not pull out of Iraq the way we pulled out of Irap, right, if you had just gone George W. Bush or Dick Cheney’s way, ISIS would not be there because that void would have never been created.
The argument you could make is, if you’re a Republican, that the Wall Street Journal did make, is that it was Hillary Clinton — people like Hillary Clinton that were wrong both times, that were wrong saying, ‘Let’s go into Iraq and then let’s leave Iraq quickly,’ that created the first void. And then after order was brought, which [journalist] Dexter Filkins and everybody else said was in 2008 and 2009, pulling out created a new void that did create the environment for ISIS.
So Hillary was wrong on Iraq twice. I think that’s the argument certainly that Republicans would make, that I would make.