On Monday afternoon, Jeb Bush officially announced he will seek the Republican nomination for the presidency.
JEB BUSH: it's still a mystery to me why in these violent times the president a few months ago thought it relevant at a prayer breakfast to bring up the Crusades. Americans don't need lectures on the Middle Ages when we're dealing abroad with modern horrors committed by fanatics. From the beginning, our president and his foreign policy team have been so eager to be the history makers that they've failed to be the peace makers.
With their phone it in foreign policy, the Obama-Clinton-Kerry team is leaving a legacy of crises uncontained. Violence unopposed. Enemies unnamed. Friends undefended. And alliances unraveling. This supposedly risk averse administration is also running straight in the direction of the greatest risk of all, military inferiority. It will go on automatically until a president steps in to rebuild our armed forces and take care of our troops and our veterans. And they have my word I will do it.