Jeb Bush’s latest web video uses clips from a speech he gave at the Ronald Reagan Library last week when he doubled down on embracing what many consider his greatest political weakness: the Bush family legacy in Iraq.
Bush Drops His Family Legacy on Hillary’s Shoulders
Jeb undoubtedly supports his brother’s administration, but began to pin the downfalls of the Iraq War on the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton.
“So eager to be the history-makers… they failed to be the peace makers,” Jeb said of the Barack-Hillary duo.
In his speech, Jeb went on to affirm that “rushing away from danger can be every bit as unwise as rushing into danger, and the costs have been grievous.” Critics replied by noting that George W. Bush, not the Obama administration, negotiated the exit strategy in 2008.
He ended the point by reaffirming that under his presidency he would be “resolute” in the “defeat of radical Islamic terrorism wherever it appears.”
Bush and Clinton are Bringing Out the Big Guns
To defend against critics who are weary that another Bush could mean another Middle East conflict, Jeb is making sure Hillary is feeling the heat too, claiming that it was primarily her failed tenure as Secretary of State that led to the barbaric rise of the Islamic State and “the dangerous Iran deal.”
Dragging Hillary into the fray might ease the heat on his own campaign from persuadable voters, but Jeb won’t be able to hide from his family’s unpopular legacy in the Middle East.