Gregory: Bush ‘didn’t jump to invade Iraq’ after 9/11.

Yesterday, on MSNBC’s Hardball, David Gregory exonerated President Bush for his misguided invasion of Iraq, saying there’s “not a lot of argument” that Bush “had the right response to 9/11.” Gregory commended Bush for not immediately “jump[ing] to invade Iraq” and instead waiting until March 2003 to do so:

If [Obama] talks about what you do in response to a crisis, either you have the right intelligence and you have the right response. Well, there’s not a lot of argument that Bush had the right response to 9/11. He didn’t jump to invade Iraq even though there was some argument that he should do that in the room.

Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2008/04/gregory929.320.240.flv]

(HT: C&L)