Jeb Bush is trying to the put the blame on anyone other than the one who is to blame for the Iraq invasion disaster. His brother, George! He does not want his brother or the “Bush” name “sullied” (even though it already is!). He is either in “deep denial” or just an outright liar about the facts. Take your pick!
Jeb has obviously “chosen to forget” the agreement in 2008 his brother, George, signed with Iraq on the withdrawal of United States forces from Iraq. President George W. Bush agreed to withdraw our troops from Iraqi cities by June of 2009 and from the whole country by December 31, 2011. Also, the 2009 closing of our POW facility, Camp Bucca. One of those prisoners released by brother, George, was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who became the head of ISIS!
So, Jeb. The true fact is your brother, George, not President Obama or Hillary Clinton is responsible for “the rise of the Islamic state” (ISIS) and is solely responsible for his “blind haste to get out”! President Obama was not in office when the agreement was signed!
Jeb has given no plan for defeating ISIS. Talk is cheap. Action requires a plan and Jeb has no plan. He is just another “war hawk” trying to convince the American people that if we send in enough troops and get totally immersed in the “religious war” going on in the Middle East, we will be “victorious”. Who does he think he is? “Alexander the Great”??
Jeb Bush has no foreign policy experience and depending on his brother, George (as Jeb has already said he did) or any member of George’s previous administration is pure folly! Although Jeb won’t admit it, we all know how their “foreign policies” are working out!!
So far in his campaign, all Jeb Bush has done is attack the Democrats, spout extreme conservative propaganda and amass the largest amount of money in history for his political campaign! Not once has he said what he would do for America!
Now that Jeb Bush has finally conceded he is running for president, has anyone mentioned what Jeb Bush did to help his brother, G.W. Bush in the 2000 presidential election? This is while Jeb Bush was governor of Florida. Florida had a massive purge of the voter rolls focused on African Americans who historically vote Democrat. That wasn’t the only thing Jeb did! He helped to stop the vote count in south Florida while George W. Bush had a measly 537 vote lead in the state! These outrageous undemocratic actions by Jeb made it easy for the undemocratic U.S. Supreme Court to “crown G.W. Bush president”. A final vote count was done by an independent organization after this “crowning” and found Al Gore to be the true winner!! This is the Jeb Bush that wants to be President of our country!
Did you know Jeb Bush was an “extremely right wing” politician while he was Governor of Florida? Did you know Jeb backed the “stand your ground” gun law? You know, the law that got Zimmerman free and clear for murdering Trayvon Martin while Trayvon was walking home with some Skittles he had bought! Did you know Jeb went against Terry Schiavo’s own stated wishes to her husband about being kept alive when there was no hope of recovering? Jeb went so far as to get court orders to force fed her even though she had been in a vegetative state for a dozen years! Did you know Jeb cut taxes for corporations and the wealthy while governor? Did you know he started the first school voucher program for charter schools that are run by private companies? There is so much more to learn about Jeb Bush and his “Bush family ways”.
In a private meeting Tuesday, Jeb said he depended on his brother, George for advice on the Middle East! Does this sound like Jeb being “his own man” to you?? Choosing the same presidential administration as his brother, George…does that sound like he is “his own man”?
What is obvious to everyone who has the facts is that Jeb Bush’s presidency would be a continuation of the George W. Bush presidency. Is this what America wants? More wars, more tax breaks for the wealthy, less help for the middle class, ad infinitum!
George H.W. Bush, Jeb’s father, vetoed the Civil Rights Act of 1990. Jeb’s father became only the second President since the 1950’s to veto legislation identified as a civil rights measure. The other one was Ronald Reagan. Since Jeb seems to believe the way to govern is the same as his father and brother, I wonder what Jeb would do about civil rights??
I’m sure there is more to come about how Jeb Bush “really feels”!
Jeb Bush has already given three different answers when asked if he would have invaded Iraq as his brother, G.W. had done. 1) He would have done what his brother did…invade Iraq. 2) No, he wouldn’t have invaded Iraq 3) Duh! Depends on what “invade” means.
This wasn’t the only time he was talking about Iraq. According to Joe Conason, Jeb Bush was affiliated with a group called “Project for New American Century’ that laid out a plan for Iraq long before his brother, George, invaded Iraq. This group was going to use Iraq as a “staging area” to turn the Middle East into a democracy! Does this sound familiar? I wonder who had the idea first about invading Iraq…Jeb or George.
On his latest “unofficial act as non-candidate” Jeb went to Europe. He met with a politician in Poland, who, just the day before, had resigned from office because he had been caught on tape saying the U.S. was “worthless” and “a bunch of losers” (among other comments “not so printable). So….. Jeb had a meeting, a “photo op” and handshake to “seal the deal”! The “beltway press” called this trip gaffe-free! What??
Supposedly, when Jeb finally announces his candidacy, he will concentrate on “Jeb Bush”, “his own man”, past Governor of Florida, yada, yada, yada. He will try to stay away from his brother, George’s actions as president. Good Luck with that, Jeb!
If Jeb Bush thinks his time as Governor of Florida is going to help him any, he is mistaken. His record as Governor is “out there” and other than Republican Floridians, his record is not as “pure” as he would like everyone to think.