Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush argued on Tuesday that Hillary Clinton shared the blame for the rise of ISIS over the past few years.
While speaking at the Ronald library this week, Bush made the case that the current Democratic frontrunner sat idly by as ISIS militants have grown in power and influence around the world.
"ISIS grew while the United States disengaged from the Middle East and ignored the threat. And where was Secretary of State Clinton in all of this? Like the president himself, she had opposed the surge, then joined in claiming credit for its success, 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.
Who can seriously argue that America and our friends are safer today than in 2009, when the President and Secretary Clinton - the storied 'team of rivals' - took office? So eager to be the history-makers, they failed to be the peacemakers."