Jeb’s ambition? Be like W. …only more so.
Lots more war along with more strong-arming — what this Republican candidate calls “American leadership.”
If Jeb Bush is elected president, the United States won’t be on speaking terms with Cuba and will partner more closely with Israel. He’ll tighten sanctions on Iran and urge NATO to deploy more troops in Eastern Europe to counter Vladimir Putin. And he’ll order the U.S. military to root out “barbarians” and “evildoers” around the globe.
Far from running from or playing down the views once expressed by his brother George W. Bush, Jeb Bush is embracing them — and emphasizing them. …WaPo
The Post takes note of the language Jeb uses — words like “evildoers.” The latest Bush also buys into the notion that Obama can do no right, is insufficient when it comes to being an international bully.
“He’s wrong. With all due respect, he is just plain wrong.” ...WaPo
Reality is not, evidently, a strong suit for this son of a Bush. He wants more aggression, thinks we want more war, too, and that somehow Obama doesn’t understand that.
Undeterred by public opinion polls that suggest his views are not shared by a majority of voters, Bush believes that global events might prompt Americans to eventually embrace his thinking. During an appearance in San Francisco in January, he accused Obama of exploiting America’s war fatigue to justify withdrawing U.S. military forces abroad. …WaPo
Of course, the expectation most Americans have of their private lives being safe from government interference is out the window. It looks like we’re headed back to the world of Dick Cheney if brother Jeb succeeds in taking the White House.