George Bush sat on the sidelines during Obama’s presidency. Not wanting to break historical precedent and criticize the sitting president. That’s the classy thing to do.
Make the transition smooth, refrain from flapping your mouth in public while the next guy settles in to run the government. That’s the American way, an excellent tradition that guarantees a peaceful transition of power and the uninterrupted greatness of this nation.
Obama has changed all that. He has come out with sharp critiques of his successor before Trump has even taken over and has promised he will not honor the scared American tradition of keeping his mouth shut.
So George W. Bush, with Obama leaving and with Obama breaking precedent decided to finally break his public silence about Obama’s many failures.
According to Bloomberg he said, Obama is being naïve about Iran and the pending nuclear deal and is losing the war against the ISIS. That Obama was placing the U.S. in “retreat” around the world.
Bush ripped Bush Obama’s plan to lift sanctions on Iran with the hope they could go right back in place at any time was not plausible. Bush said the deal was 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. That’s how Americans should view the deal.”
Then he went after Obama’s Achilles heel, his weakness saying of ISIS,
“In order to be an effective president … when you say something you have to mean it,” he said. “You gotta kill em.”
Because Trump won we have one last chance to restore order to the world and eradicate ISIS. Had the vote gone the other way, we would be doomed to witness Bush’s prediction come true.