'When You Say Something, You Have to Mean It': Bush 43 Rips Obama Foreign Policy
George W. Bush criticized President Barack Obama on foreign policy this weekend.
Bush delivered these remarks behind closed doors at the Republican Jewish Coalition session in Las Vegas. An attendee transcribed Bush’s remarks.
Bush reportedly sounded off on Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, remarking, “You’ve got to ask yourself, is there a new policy or did they just change the spokesman?”
Of the Iranian nukes deal, he reportedly said, “You think the Middle East is chaotic now? Imagine what it looks like for our grandchildren. That’s how Americans should view the deal.”
Bush also accused Obama of pledging to destroy ISIS without developing a strategy.
“In order to be an effective president ... when you say something you have to mean it. You gotta kill em,” Bush reportedly told attendees.
Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume said this morning that he does not see the remarks as a sign that the former president will be more outspoken during the 2016 presidential race.
Hume said Bush was probably aware that his closed-door comments would quickly go public.
"This is what he thinks. And this is what an awful lot of people think," said Hume.
"This administration's foreign policy seems to represent an attempt to do nothing that the predecessor did and avoid everything he did. So it's not surprising that the former president feels this way," said Hume.
Watch his full analysis above.