Bush: Obama Policy Denied ‘Pandemic’ Spread of Radical Islam

Obama administration’s “premature” withdrawal of troops from Iraq “was the fatal error creating the void that ISIS moved in to fill,” Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush will say in speech today at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

  • “The reality is that radical Islam has been spreading like a pandemic across the Middle East, throughout Africa and to parts of Asia, even in the nations of the West, finding recruits in Europe and the United States,” Bush says, according to excerpts released yday by campaign
  • Says President Obama, former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton ignored threat after U.S. “disengaged from the Middle East”
    • “Like the president himself, she had opposed the surge,” “then joined in claiming credit for its success” and “then stood by as that hard-won victory by American and allied forces was thrown away”
    • “In all her record-setting travels, she stopped by Iraq exactly once”

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