Jeb Bush, the brother of former US President George W. Bush, is taking advice from former Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, Market Watch reported on Friday.
Republican Jeb Bush is touring the Iowa State Fair with the state’s two Republican senators and says he’s fully committed to competing in Iowa’s presidential caucuses.
“This is kind of a tough game for me to be playing, to be honest with you“, he said.
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush cast himself as a conservative but also a pragmatic problem-solver on The Des Moines Register’s Political Soapbox on Friday. “I will do my best for the economic and social development of our nation, ” Yonhap news agency quoted him as saying.
The comments were noted as flip-flog considering that he had previous walk backs on the question of whether he would have invaded Iraq with his current knowledge.
A Senate report released last year found the Central Intelligence Agency interrogation techniques were more brutal than previously disclosed and did not provide any life-saving intelligence. He also gave out an email address to the crowd and pledged to be a president who would find bipartisan consensus on issues, though he took a swipe at Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton. “The last thing we need is another Bush“, Trump said. I’m just saying, if I’m going to be president of the United States, you take this threat seriously.
Bush isn’t ruling out the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” for suspected terrorists.
The disbanding of the Iraqi military was wrong, he said, and his brother now agrees that was an error. “The whole world as we know, is digitized”, he said, revealing some reluctance with the spotlight of the campaign, “My whole life … you know every word is dissected these days”.
Bush acknowledged that his brother’s record on prosecuting the war and its aftermath wasn’t ideal as he tried to balance his own outlook and reconcile the implicit connection he has to some of his brother’s unpopular decisions.
Reminded of his lineage, Bush said, “I’ve got that”.
He repeated his call for a more aggressive posture toward the Islamic State group but, like the Obama administration, he opposes sending in regular U.S. ground forces. First, there’s one absolutely vital fact one needs to understand on this topic, a fact that Bush doesn’t mention: The timing of the departure of U.S. troops from Iraq was not decided by Obama; it was decided by George W. Bush.
What would distinguish the foreign policy approach of candidate Jeb Arbusto from those of President George W. Bush?