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GOP Congressman Blames U.S. Starting Iraq War For ISIS

“I think today with the sadness of what’s happening in Iraq, that if we had not removed Saddam Hussein — who was an evil man — we would not have the chaos we have now.”

Republican Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina said if we had not invaded Iraq in 2003 there would not currently be chaos in Iraq.

“I think today with the sadness of what’s happening in Iraq, that if we had not removed Saddam Hussein — who was an evil man — we would not have the chaos we have now,” Jones said at Liberty Torch PAC dinner in August.

Jones, who has been an outlier on a number of Republican positions, many of them in foreign policy matters, also faulted Obama for bombing Libya, said, “We have created many of our foreign problems today by bad foreign policy.”

Here’s the video of Jones’ remarks:

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.
 
 
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