Jeb Bush: In Hindsight, Not Sure Whether He Would Have Invaded Iraq in '03

In hindsight, “mistakes were made,” said the possible presidential candidate.

Bush spent the early part of this week getting pummeled by critics for how he handled the same question in a previous interview.

But Bush seemed to answer a different question: Whether he would have done what his brother did, presented with the same information at the time.

A day after that interview aired in full, Bush corrected himself.

“I interpreted the question wrong I guess. I was talking about, given what people knew then would you have done it,” he told Hannity.

Twelve years after the invasion of Iraq, the former Florida governor is considering a run for the office once held by his brother George W. Bush, the architect of that war. Their family relationship has only fueled questions for Jeb Bush on foreign policy and how he might or might not differ from his brother in that area.

"Clearly there were mistakes as it related to faulty intelligence and the lead up to the war and the lack of focus on security," Bush told Hannity.

Conservatives, including George W. Bush himself, have wrestled with the consequences of that deeply unpopular war, and at least one of Bush's potential rivals in the 2016 presidential election clearly sided against the invasion, in retrospect.