Wednesday, February 18, 2015

"J.E.B." Bush Is His Own Man; Just Ask His Brother's Advisers

As we've noted, John Ellis "J.E.B." Bush is busy trying to distance himself from the catastrophic administration of his brother Dumbya, starting with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  He says, "I am my own man — and my views are shaped by my own thinking and own experiences."

How's that playing out in reality?
In light of that claim, it's interesting to consider the foreign policy advisers with whom Jeb Bush has, as his own man, chosen to surround himself. Like Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff, George W.'s two homeland security secretaries. And Porter Goss and Michael Hayden, two of George W.'s CIA directors. And Iraq War architects Paul Wolfowitz, Stephen Hadley, and Meghan O'Sullivan. The list goes on.
Essentially, the neo-con Republican establishment.  He just needs former President Vice President Dick "The Dick" Cheney to complete the rogues gallery and he'll be all set.

And he's supposed to be the "smart Bush."

BONUS:  Or, as the always-amusing Andy Borowitz says, "Bush Says He Will Harm Nation Differently Than His Brother".

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