George W. Bush is apparently done holding his tongue. He criticized several of President Obama's major policy issues in a speech yesterday, defending his administration on interrogation, assailing nationalized health care, and saying the private sector, not the government, was key to fixing the economy, the Washington Times reports. “You can spend your money better than the government can spend your money,” Bush said.
“Government does not create wealth. The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States,” the former president told local businesspeople in Erie, Pa. Speaking on the Guantanamo closing, he said he wouldn’t “criticize my successor,” but “there are people at Gitmo that will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I don't believe that—persuasion isn't going to work.”