Jeb Bush said President Obama’s plan to stand up to ISIS by attending a global warming conference is “breathtaking in its naiveté.”
Appearing on The Hugh Hewitt Show on Wednesday, Bush said ISIS is a “threat against Western Civilization, and the response [from Obama] 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.” (RELATED: Obama Says He Will Stand Up To ISIS By Attending Global Warming Conference [VIDEO])
Hewitt asked Bush if “the American response has been adequate to the crisis,” and Bush insisted, “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,” said Bush.
“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.”
Obama’s response “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,” Bush continued.
“The world has been turned upside down,” said Bush, “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.”
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