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Bush Regrets Iraq War Caused the Rise of ISIS

During an interview with CBS Bob Scheiffer, Bush regretted that the Iraq war paved a way for the rise of violent groups such as ISIS. In this exclusive interview with former president George W. Bush, Bush reveals what he regrets over the Iraq War, and talks about what he expected when he started the war more than a decade ago.

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Bush has no regrets about Iraq invasion, except rise of ISIS

Former US President George W. Bush still believes the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was the right thing to do and has no regrets, except that a "violent group of people have risen up again," he said in an interview with CBS News referring to ISIS.

The former president was talking to CBS' correspondent Bob Schieffer about his new book "a biography of his father President George H. W. Bush" in which among other things he describes his own decision to send troops to Iraq in 2003.

When asked if he ever feels that sending in troops "was the wrong decision," Bush answers: "No, I think it was the right decision."

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'Unintended consequences': Obama traces origin of ISIS to Bush-era Iraq invasion

President Barack Obama traced the origins of Islamic State militants back to the presidency of George W. Bush and the invasion of Iraq back in 2003, arguing that its growth was an 'unintended consequence' of the war.

In an interview with Vice News, President Obama said the rise of Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS/ISIL) can be directly linked to America's excursion into Iraq under Bush.

"Two things: One is, ISIL is a direct outgrowth of Al-Qaeda in Iraq that grew out of our invasion," Obama said in an interview with VICE News. "Which is an example of unintended consequences. Which is why we should generally aim before we shoot."

Here I come.