Watch the latest video at <a href=""></a>Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCruz raises .3 million in first quarter of 2021 Boehner says he voted for Trump, didn't push back on election claims because he's retired Boehner: Trump's claims of stolen election a 'sad moment in American history' MORE (R-Texas) and Gov. Chris ChristieChris ChristieEnergy secretary: 'We don't want to use past definitions of infrastructure' Christie: Biden lying about Georgia voting bill Experts take pro-vaccine message to right-wing skeptics MORE (R-N.J.) are both asserting that, in hindsight, they would not have authorized the war in Iraq, days after conservatives hit former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) for his comments on the war.

"The entire predicate of the war against Iraq was the intelligence that showed they had weapons of mass destruction and that there was a real risk they might use them," Cruz, who has declared his presidential campaign, said Tuesday night on Fox News's "The Kelly File.""We now know that intelligence was false and without that predicate, there's no way we would have gone to war with Iraq, and we know that now in hindsight."Christie, who is still exploring a bid, said Tuesday on CNN's "The Lead" that, while President George W. Bush made the "best decision he could at the time," it was wrong in retrospect."If we knew then what we know now, and I was the president of the United States, I wouldn’t have gone to war. But we don’t get to replay history," he said.The focus on the 2003 Iraq War comes after likely GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush's interview on "The Kelly File" on Monday, when he said he supported his brother's decision to invade Iraq. Host Megyn Kelly asked if he still supported the invasion "knowing what we know now."Bush said Tuesday during an interview on "The Sean Hannity Show" that he "interpreted the question wrong" and doesn't "know what that decision would have been."Bush’s comments took over the 2016 election news cycle over the past few days, and a number of conservative commentators bashed him for his supposed unwillingness to criticize the Iraq War.But Christie said Tuesday that the exercise in hindsight isn't helpful."What we have got to avoid is continuing to go backwards in this country," he said on CNN."We need a forward-looking foreign policy that talks about how to reassert American authority and influence around the world."