Likely 2016 Republican presidential candidates have been hammering the Obama administration’s nuclear negotiations with Iran.
Thursday it was Jeb Bush’s turn, who slammed the president for engaging in an “Alice in Wonderland foreign policy” by continuing to go along with the Iran talks and appearing hostile to Israel.
Bush’s comments come soon after likely 2016 contenders Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hit Obama themselves. (RELATED: Rubio: Obama Sent ‘Entire Political Machine’ After Netanyahu)
“As we’ve disengaged over the first term of his office, now we are seeing the ramifications of this. The implications of instability are now becoming more and more apparent, and Americans want their president to keep America secure and keep American citizens secure,” Bush told Fox News’ host Brian Kilmeade on his radio show Thursday.
“This policy of pulling back, disengaging is not the right approach,” Bush said. “If our friends don’t count on us or trust us, and there are many examples of that, and our enemies don’t fear us, it creates challenges that we are now seeing — particularly in the Middle East, but across the board.”
“When we disparage [Benjamin] Netanyahu and talk about a reevaluation of perhaps the most important relationship in the Middle East — that of the United States and Israel,” Bush told the Fox host. “At the same time, we are negotiating fervently with a country who has marches to attack the United States and to — ceremonies where they support the Holocaust, and a supreme leader who calls for a five-point plan to annihilate Israel, all the while that we’re negotiating with them, while they are destabilizing the world.”
“It’s an Alice in Wonderland foreign policy,” Bush concluded. “It makes no sense.”