Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush joined me on Thanksgiving Eve to cover the security concerns sweeping the world after the Paris, Mali and Tunis attacks and following shoot-down by Turkey of Russian fighter-bomber. We also talked about the state of the 2016 race and of course that means Donald Trump:
HH: To get you started on a long commute, I’m pleased to welcome back former Florida Governor and candidate for the GOP nomination in 2016, Jeb Bush. Governor Bush, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show.
JB: Thank you, Hugh, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
HH: And do you. I don’t know if you’re spending it in Florida or Texas. Wherever you are, have a great one. It’s a tough time in America right now. I talked to you a week ago after, during the Paris attacks.
HH: Do you believe the American response has been adequate to the crisis?
JB: No, not at all. In fact, yesterday, the President said something that I found breathtaking in its naiveté, which is that the best way to show our differences with ISIS is to convene a meeting about climate change. That’ll show ‘em. That’ll show ISIS what we mean, that we mean business, that our values are different. Of course, they’re different. This is a threat against Western Civilization, and the response has been very halting and very weak, and I think it sends signals to our allies that we’re not serious anymore, and has grave repercussions as it relates to the North American alliance. It certainly has, validates concerns in the Persian Gulf countries and Arab countries in general that the United States is not going to provide any security umbrella for them. The world has been turned upside down, and our President acts as though this is a law enforcement exercise, that just be patient, it’ll all work out. And he’s wrong. Continue Reading