Bush Files Candidacy, Calls For Ground Troops To Fight ISIS

Nov 19, 2015

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Jeb Bush says the federal government needs to allay public concern over refugee resettlement and chastised president Obama for “demonizing” people who disagree with him on refugee resettlement. 

Bush, who earlier said the U.S. should focus its efforts on resettling Christian refugees from the middle East,  now says resettlement of all refugees from Syria should pause until current policies could be strengthened.  

“I don’t know what the exact process is but I do think that with this new threat there should be added measures to make sure that we don’t see what happened in France. The reason people are concerned is that 129 people lost their lives by a brutal Islamic terrorist attack. “

Bush called for ground troops to defeat ISIS.  He declined to specify any number but said the U.S. would need to build a coalition involving Arab and NATO allies.