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Throughout the Obama Presidency, former President George Bush as been a man of his word, and has remarkably kept silent, even when viciously attacked by his predecessor, who for the most part has been a total disaster when it comes to foreign policy issues.

However in a closed-door meeting with Jewish donors Saturday evening, the former “Commander-in-Chief” delivered his harshest public criticisms to date against his successor on foreign policy, saying that President Barack Obama is being naïve about Iran and the pending nuclear deal and losing the war against the Islamic State.

The former president went on to explain why Obama, in his view, was placing the U.S. in “retreat” around the world.

He also said Obama was misreading Iran’s intentions while relaxing sanctions on Tehran too easily.

Bush seemed relaxed as he continued assessing Obama’s lack luster performance, and quite frankly it was about time that the man who stood at the helm on 9/11, and steered a nation through the worst attack on the homeland in history, finally spoke out.

Bush noted that Iran has a new president, Hassan Rouhani. “He’s smooth,” Bush said. “And you’ve got to ask yourself, is there a new policy or did they just change the spokesman?”

Bush not missing a beat, answered is own question saying; “I think we all know the answer to that.”

He continued; “You think the Middle East is chaotic now? Imagine what it looks like for our grandchildren. That’s how Americans should view the deal.”

And with an apparent swipe at Obama’s “red line in the sand” comment, the former president reminded those in attendance of his handling of terrorism, nothing that the killer of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, was captured on his watch saying; “Just remember the guy who slit Danny Pearl’s throat is in Gitmo, and now they’re doing it on TV. In order to be an effective president when you say something you have to mean it!”

Then Bush said “You gotta kill em.”

Bush finished with the following:

Regarding Hillary Clinton, Bush said it will be crucial how she plays her relationship with the president. She will eventually have to choose between running on the Obama administration’s policies or running against them. If she defends them, she’s admitting failure, he said, but if she doesn’t she’s blaming the president.

For George W. Bush, the remarks in Vegas showed he has little respect for how the current president is running the world. He also revealed that he takes little responsibility for the policies that he put in place that contributed to the current state of affairs.

Sources: Young Cons, Bloomberg View

 

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