Jeremy Schaill: GOP Is Angry That Obama Didn’t Praise Bush in Speech on Iraq

Jeremy Schaill: GOP Is Angry That Obama Didn’t Praise Bush in Speech on Iraq

Jeremy Schaill: GOP Is Angry That Obama Didn’t Praise Bush in Speech on Iraq

Jeremy Scahill asks why former President George Bush deserves positive recognition for his contributions to the Iraq War.

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During his Oval Office Address on Tuesday night, President Obama gave a nod to former President George W. Bush in saying that, "No one could doubt President Bush’s support for our troops, or his love of country and commitment to our security." But apparently that wasn’t enough for the GOP, who are now complaining that Obama didn’t praise Bush heartily enough. Jeremy Scahill joined Keith Olbermann on Countdown last night to talk about the GOP’s reaction to Obama’s speech.

Bush is one of the last people who deserve thanks for his war efforts in Iraq, Scahill says. "The blame should be shared across the board, but George Bush is number one responsible for this and deserves no thanks from anyone," he explains, "except people that can be described as enemies of this country and of security in the world."

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