Mitt Romney has now taken what appears to me to be three distinct positions on the question of whether he would have invaded Iraq. In 2008, long after no weapons of mass destruction were found Romney had this to say about whether he would have invaded Iraq.
MR. RUSSERT: Governor Romney, was the war in Iraq a good idea worth the cost in blood and treasure we have spent?
MR. ROMNEY: It was the right decision to go into Iraq. I supported it at the time; I support it now. –Republican Presidential Debate in Boca Raton, Florida,
In an interview with Chuck Todd two weeks ago, he claimed that knowing what he knows now and he knew in 2008, he would not have gone into Iraq. A clear flip-flop from his 2008 position.
“If we knew at the time of our entry into Iraq that there were no weapons of mass destruction, if somehow we had been given that information, obviously we would not have gone in.”
Then yesterday, in an interview with KWQC tv in Iowa he applauded Bush for making the right decision to invade Iraq.
Q: Foreign policy: was Iraq a mistake?
A: The decision to go into Iraq was based upon the information that existed at that time and I supported that decision then and continue to, we now know a lot of things that we didn’t know at that time but I don’t want to suggest in any way that the decisions that were taken by congress and by the president based upon the information that we had was anything other than correct.
Three clearly separate positions on a war that started almost 10 years ago. He still can’t find the right position on Iraq.