Jeb Bush disagrees with his foreign policy advisor's views on foreign policy
Jeb Bush distanced himself Tuesday from James Baker, who is advising him on foreign policy, after the former secretary of state directed criticism at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Baker, who has been a close friend of George H.W. Bush since the two were young men in Houston, was announced as one of Jeb Bush’s 21 unpaid foreign policy advisers last month. In a speech to the left-leaning advocacy group J Street on Monday, Baker blasted Netanyahu for “diplomatic missteps and political gamesmanship.”
Politico calls J Street "left leaning"; it's a hardcore leftist pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel organization. Speaking there is the equivalent of speaking to the Muslim Brotherhood or CAIR.
“While he respects Secretary Baker, he disagrees with the sentiments he expressed last night and opposes J Street’s advocacy,” Bush spokeswoman Kristy Campbell wrote in an email Tuesday.
If Bush doesn't agree with Baker's foreign policy views, then why did he choose him to be an advisor on foreign policy? Are we expected to believe that Bush likes Baker's views on foreign relations with some countries – perhaps like Finland, Niger, Chile, and New Guinea – while not agreeing with his views on America's number-one ally in the Middle East?
Baker, who reportedly once said "f*** the Jews," has a long history of being biased against Israel. It's impossible for Bush to have hired him without knowing that, and so a logical presumption is that he shares those opinions. After eight years of Obama bashing our allies and cozying up to our enemies, do we really want another president who will do the same?
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