Rubio: Wouldn't have invaded Iraq based on what is now known

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Posted: May 13, 2015 4:42 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says he wouldn't have invaded Iraq in 2003 based on what is now known about flaws in intelligence reports.

Rubio is the latest Republican presidential candidate to try to draw a distinction with Jeb Bush on Iraq. Bush said Tuesday that while mistakes were made in the lead-up to the Iraq war, he doesn't know what decision he would have made if he had access to accurate intelligence.

Bush's brother, George W. Bush, was president when the U.S. invaded Iraq.

Rubio has previously said the U.S. is better off for having gone into Iraq. Asked in March if it was a mistake to invade Iraq, Rubio said the world was safer without Saddam Hussein running the country.