For the last six years, former President George W. Bush has taken the highroad and refused to criticize the current president despite repeated attacks from Obama.
During a closed door event with Jewish donors on Saturday, sources say that Bush slammed Obama’s foreign policy. He accused Obama of causing the U.S. to “retreat” around the world and that Obama had handled his negotiations with Iraq very wrong.
“He also said Obama was misreading Iran’s intentions while relaxing sanctions on Tehran too easily,” Bloomberg’s Josh Rogin wrote of Bush’s comments at a Nevada event hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition. “Bush said that Obama’s plan to lift sanctions on Iran with a promise that they could snap back in place at any time was not plausible.”
“He also said the deal would be bad for American national security in the long term: ‘You think the Middle East is chaotic now? Imagine what it looks like for our grandchildren,” Rogin added. “That’s how Americans should view the deal.'”
In addition, Bush admitted Obama pulled troops out of Iraq far too quickly in 2011.
“Several attendees sensed a tacit critique of Mr. Obama and his failure to follow through on his threats to use force when Mr. Bush said ‘you gotta mean it’ when talking tough, and that America’s allies and enemies needed to know where an American leader stood,” The Times’ Jason Horowitz and Maggie Haberman wrote.
We applaud Bush for finally speaking the truth about the current president. Obama has wiped out nearly all of the success in Iraq, and he’s only digging a deeper hole for all of us.
We miss you, President Bush!