Newly minted Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush launched a forceful attack on the “Obama-Clinton-Kerry team” for abandoning key allies, including Israel, and weakening the military, and he promised to reverse course as president.
In his announcement from Miami, he said that President Obama, while entering office promising to restore foreign relationships that he charged had frayed under former President George W. Bush, has made things worse by appearing undependable.
“From the beginning, our president and his foreign policy team have been so eager to be the history makers that they have failed to be the peacemakers,” said Bush. “With their phone-it-in foreign policy, the Obama-Clinton-Kerry team is leaving a legacy of crises uncontained, violence unopposed, enemies unnamed, friends undefended and alliances unraveling,” he added.
In seeking to avoid conflict, Bush said that Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her successor, John Kerry, have diminished the might of the U.S. military, which presidents have always counted on for backup in foreign policy challenges.
SOURCE: PAUL BEDARD
The Washington Examiner