Republican presidential candidate former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said that he thought fellow Republican presidential candidate South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham was “a brilliant man” in praise of George W. Bush’s presidency on Wednesday’s “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel.
After being played a clip of Graham saying that he misses George W. Bush and wishes he were president, Jeb was asked, [relevant exchange begins around 5:15] “Do you want to take him on on that?”
Jeb responded, “No, I think Lindsey’s a brilliant man in that particular statement. Look, the simple fact is that he — when my brother finished his time, Iraq was fragile, but secure, and this president, and his secretary of state, abandoned Iraq, and the net result was a caliphate the size of Indiana with 30,000 battle tested terrorists now, that gain its strength by the fact that they exist each and every day. You can’t contain them. You have to destroy them.”
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