Jeb Bush Says Enemies Need To Fear America; Few Republican Presidential Wannabes Express Aggression In Dealing With Islamic Radical Terrorism

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Former Florida Governor and probably 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush
Former Florida Governor and probably 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire April 17, 2015 Reuters/Brian Snyder

Republican presidential wannabes had an altercation on Saturday, April 18 during a GOP conference in New Hampshire, United States over how America would play its role in the international community after President Barack Obama’s administration. Most of the hopefuls had an aggressive view when it comes to foreign policy especially in dealing with international terrorism.

Former Governor Jeb Bush, younger brother of former United States’ President George W. Bush, said the enemies need to fear America “a little bit, just enough for them to deter the actions that create insecurity.” Too, Senator Ted Cruz from Texas expressed his opinion on how to deal with the ISIS, elaborating that a clear and simple military objective will defeat the terrorist group, which should be destroyed.

Aggression in dealing with terrorism was also shared by Governor Scott from Wisconsin, who believes the threats effected by “radical Islamic terrorism” will not be managed with “a couple of bombings.” Rather than waiting for the terrorist group to bring the war to America, the U.S. should bring it to them and battle on their own soil. Walker’s foreign policy is limited yet he showed strength in the conference.

Carlyn Fiorina, a businesswoman and was once a Republican nominee representing California in the Senate in 2010, deemed America has an important role to play in terms of securing international security. Without America leading, she perceived the world as a more tragic and dangerous place and for some time, America has not led.

But newbie Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky had a different view for America. He espoused libertarian principles and thus preferred that America would have “a smaller footprint in the world.” He criticised some of his colleagues from the GOP “would do more harm in international affairs than would leading Democrat Hillary Clinton.” He went further by saying the foreign policy of Obama or that of Clinton will be criticised by some Republicans and yet the latter would do the same thing even “10 times over.”

“There’s a group of folks in our party who would have troops in six countries right now, maybe more,” said Paul. The issue on foreign policy brews in the presidential bid amidst U.S. crusades against military and diplomatic strife from around the world.

You can watch the Republicans shared their view on foreign policy below.

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