L. Paul Bremer III

Who's to blame for losing Iraq? Jeb Bush should ask his brother.

To the editor: Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush claims that President Obama and Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former secretary of State, are responsible for the rise of Islamic State because of the administration's troop withdrawal from Iraq. ("Jeb Bush says Hillary Clinton played crucial role in Iraq's decline," Aug. 11) I'm sure Bush knows that it was his brother, George W. Bush, who negotiated the troop withdrawal. He should also know that the Obama administration could not negotiate an extension because the Iraqi prime minister wanted us to leave. Bush, who took four days to decide that he would have acted differently from his...