“Under this administration, we are inconsistent and indecisive,” Bush will say, according to prepared remarks released by his political action committee, Right to Rise. “We have lost the trust and the confidence of our friends. We definitely no longer inspire fear in our enemies.”
But Bush will also seek to distance himself from his father, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, whose handling of the war in Iraq remains deeply unpopular with many voters.
“I love my father and my brother. I admire their service to the nation and the difficult decisions they had to make,” he says in prepared remarks. “But I am my own man – and my views are shaped by my own thinking and own experiences.”
Bush will say also that “each president learns from those who came before” and that every president “inherits a changing world… and changing circumstances.”