Jeb Bush labeled the Paris terrorist attacks as part of “an organized effort to destroy western civilization” that is “not a law enforcement operation.”
Appearing on The Hugh Hewitt Show on Friday, Bush reacted in the immediate aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks said, “This is a war being created by Islamic terrorists…. [and] we fortify those alliances, reconnect with our counterintelligence and intelligence capabilities with our European allies and engage in the Middle East to take out ISIS.”
Hugh Hewitt: I am joined by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Governor Bush obviously our hearts go out to people in Paris tonight but I can’t say I’m surprised given Mumbai, given the Charlie Hebdo attacks, given yesterday in Beirut, or the Russian plane last week. Are you surprised?
Jeb Bush: No I’m not surprised. This is a war being created by Islamic terrorists. It’s not a law enforcement operation. And the mindset that in our country at least, needs to change to recognize it for what it is. This is an organized effort to destroy western civilization and we need to lead in this regard. We need to garner the alliances, fortify those alliances, reconnect with our counterintelligence and intelligence capabilities with our European allies and engage in the Middle East to take out ISIS which is the wellspring in more likely to be the wellspring of this type of activity. If it’s not them, there are other terrorist groups. This is the war of our time and we have to be serious and engaging in creating a strategy to, to confront it and take it out.