Jeb Bush told his audience in Chicago that “I am my own man” in his attempt to distance his foreign policy from the previous versions of Bush in the White House. Oh really?
If Bush’s goal is to present himself as his “own man,” that list of advisers undermines the point somewhat: 19 of the 21 people on it worked in the administrations of his father or brother. We’ve identified the roles each played in the past three Republican administrations, divvying them up as needed in the following Venn diagram.
On the whole, I’d rather they’d be playing at The Hague.