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Larry Wilmore smacks down Jeb Bush for pretending the Iraq War was a “success”

Wilmore concludes that Bush must be living in a "Back to the Future"-style distorted reality


Colin Gorenstein
August 14, 2015 5:42PM (UTC)

"The Nightly Show" crew has been spending a whole lot of time in the last few weeks discussing the campaigns of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders -- which is why, on Thursday night's program, Larry Wilmore decided to check back in with Jeb Bush. His findings: Jeb -- or should we say, Jeb! -- is still backpedaling on his support for the Iraq war under his brother's administration.

Prompted by a "Revisionist History" alarm sound, Wilmore rolled a clip of Bush explaining that "it was a success!" and that the withdrawal from Iraq caused a void which ISIS filled. "Where was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in all of this?" he went on to ask.

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"So George is gone and this is all Hillary's fault?" Wilmore fired back.

The "Nightly Show" host  concluded that Bush must have been living in some sort of "distorted reality" -- "Back to the Future" style.

"This is like some ... Marty McFly time-travel realness right now," he said. "Where we're going we don't need facts!"

Watch the clip courtesy of Comedy Central below:


Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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