Jeb Bush Falls Apart When Asked Why He Blames Obama For Benghazi But Not W for 9/11


Jeb Bush pulled off an epic faceplant on CNN when he was was asked why he blames President Obama and Hillary Clinton for Benghazi, but doesn’t his brother for 9/11.


Transcript via CNN:

TAPPER: But how do you respond to critics who ask, if your brother and his administration bear no responsibility at all, at all, how do you then make the jump that President Obama and Secretary Clinton are responsible for what happened at Benghazi?

BUSH: Well, I — it’s — the question on then Benghazi, which is — hopefully we’ll now finally get the truth to, is, was that — was the — was the place secure? They had a responsibility, the Department of State, to have proper security.

There were calls for security. It looks like they didn’t get it. And how was the response in the aftermath of the attack? Was there a chance that these four American lives could have been saved? That’s what the investigation is about. It’s not a political issue. It’s not about the broad policy issue, is, were we doing the job of protecting our embassies and our consulates, and during the period, those hours after the attacks started, could they have been saved?

TAPPER: Well, that’s — that’s kind of proving the point of the critics I was just asking about, because — you don’t want to have your brother bear responsibility for 9/11.

And I understand that argument and al Qaeda is responsible. But why are the terrorists not the ones who are responsible for these attacks in Libya?

BUSH: They are. Of course they are. But — of course they are. But if the ambassador was asking for additional security and didn’t

get it, that’s a proper point. And if it’s proven that the security was adequate compared to other embassies, fine. We’ll move on.

There is a reason Jeb is polling in single digits everywhere, and that reason’s name is George W. Bush. Jeb Bush’s hypocritical non-answer perfectly summarized why he probably not going to be elected president.

Bush can’t both attack Obama, and defend his brother’s horrible record. His attempts to do both have resulted in the rewriting of history. Bush’s answer today left out the pre-9/11 intelligence that his brother’s administration ignored.

Jeb Bush has been a disaster as a candidate, and answers such as the one he provided to CNN are a big part of why he is failing.

23 Replies to “Jeb Bush Falls Apart When Asked Why He Blames Obama For Benghazi But Not W for 9/11”

  1. The perfect follow up would have been …
    “So 4 American lives lost is worth an unending multi-million dollar investigation, but we should just ignore how many American & innocent Muslim lives were lost on 9/11 and the 2 follow up wars”?
    JEB! lacks total self awareness.

  2. Jeb Bush, just another dumb-ass Bush who has no idea what’s going on. He’s trying to win a nomination because his name is “BUSH” and to damn stupid to realize that neither of the first two Bush’s did anything to brag about. In fact he would probably be higher in the polls if his name was not Bush.

  3. Jeb! should have stayed retired, or whatever he was doing. His father and brother were disasters in DC, and Jeb!’s one claim to fame is making sure big bro carried Florida in 2000, which he nearly screwed up. Careful Jeb! The media might get interested in those chads again.

  4. Not only were 13 U.S. Facilities in foreign countries attacked by terrorist with hundreds killed & wounded , but the U.S. Has had hundreds of these facilities attacked during our history . This is a normal occurrence in foreign policy & part of a price we pay to be involved worldwide . My question to all is ; name anything positive that has come out of the Afgan & Iraq Wars .

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  6. Republicans are responsible for both 911 and Benghazi. Major f**k ups if ever there was! Republicans can’t do anything right!

  7. George W. Bush was briefed by Condi Rice and Richard Clarke (Bush’s ‘Terrorist Czar’) that intelligence is pointing to the terrorists hijacking planes and flying them into buildings. Bush ignored the intell and the briefings. Yes, George W. Bush is responsible for not taking his own advisors warnings. Read Richard Clarke’s book “Against All Enemies”. The finger is pointing right at W. by his own advisor. Then, read Michael Morrell’s book “The Great War of Our Time”. He is THEE CIA Asst. Director who was responsible for giving the administration intell briefings. Yes, GWB and his partner in crime, Dick Cheney are responsible. JUST LIKE ALL THE REPUBLICANS WHO SAY OBAMA WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING THAT HAS HAPPENED ON HIS WATCH… LIKE THE SHOE BOMBER ON CHRISTMAS. WORKS FOR YOU…IT WORKS FOR THE OTHER SIDE AS WELL.

  8. It turns out that yes, there were some astonishing details hidden in Hillary Clinton’s emails – just not what the Republicans thought it was. Newly released information indicates that then-President George W. Bush had reached a secret deal with British Prime Minister Tony Blair to invade Iraq – nearly a year before the invasion took place. A secret meeting took place in April 2002, where Colin Powell wrote that “He [Blair] will present to you the strategic, tactical and public affairs lines that he believes will strengthen global support for our common cause,” Powell wrote, adding that the prime minister has the skills to “make a credible public case on current Iraqi threats to international peace,” according to Newsmax.


  9. Unless the GOP decides to appoint a particular candidate, Jeb! will never earn the nomination, on his own accord. The GOP knows that Trump is a loose and uncontrollable canon. They will never allow him to be nominee, any more than Ben Carson, for obvious reasons. I predict Trump will sue the RNC for campaign expenses, and damages.

  10. Ol’ Jeb’s chances are fading more and more every day and every time he open his mouth. When the whole carnival started. Conventional wisdom on the GOP side was that Jebbie could carry the day if no other viable contestant emerged from the primordial ooze of the GOP primaries. All Jebbie had to do was not screw it up. Wellllll, it appears Jebbie is not up to the task. Fine with me, he’s an idiot. NO PRESIDENT FOR YOU, NEXXXXXT!

  11. What an absolute crock of sh*t Jebbie is spewing. Bush put Cheney in charge of National Security when they took office and both, along with Rumsfeld, Rice and the rest of that cabal of idiots they ignored CIA warnings of the impending attack. They actually cut the CIA out of National Security meetings and held the meetings at private offices like Blackwater and the Koch’s companies. How the hell you can vilify Obama for 4 tragic deaths in an embassy attack and dismiss the deaths of 3,000 people on America soil plus the 60 or so deaths at more than a dozen embassies under Bush is a disgrace. Only stupid people believe Bush is not responsible for 9/11, the economic crash, invading Iraq looking for nonexistent nukes and killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people.

  12. This is probably the worst bumbling non-answer Jeb! has ever given. Investigations showed that no one turned away their calls for help, if there were any. Additionally, funds for embassy security have been cut repeatedly by the GOP congress. Jeb! is just so incredibly dumb. Just when you think these GOP candidates can’t say anything dumber, they do.

  13. Jeb Bush is a co-conspirator in the 9/11 attacks, as is his brother and the other PNAC signers: Rumsfeld, Cheney, Wolfowitz, et al.

    Jeb stole the police surveillance files of Huffman Aviation from the Venice Florida Police Department the day after the 9/11 attacks. The files have never been seen since.

    “But first, a word about the sources of the information about Bush, who it came from, and how I learned of it. In his question, Jackman references Mike (Marty) Treanor from the Venice Police Department.

    Treanor was the first person to tell me of Jeb Bush’s flight to Washington with the files from Huffman Aviation and the Venice Police Department. But not the last.

    “The FBI took all our files, everything,” Treanor told me. “They loaded the files right outside this window into two Ryder trucks, then drove them right onto a C-130 military cargo plane at the Sarasota Airport, which took off for Washington with…

  14. Perhaps the inept Bush brothers DID make us safer. When they were “twin governors” they led the free world in executions…

  15. The Bush family consists of boobs, bunglers, liars, panderers, war criminals, marionettes, and political WHORES. Worst in American history

  16. A third Bush brother was in charge of security for the World Trade Center. People evacuating after the first hit were told to go back to work, creating a much higher body count.

    Cheney had designs on Iraq as soon as they took office. What he said was that the public needed a “new Pearl Harbor” to get them with the program.

    Blair and Bush were already conferencing in march of 2002 (*not* 2003) about how to justify invasion of Iraq.

    But “we don’t talk about it.”

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