The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald went after GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Friday for claiming President George W. Bush kept America safe.
Greenwald, who was blasted as a “celebrity fucker” on Thursday by an ex-CIA agent who expressed disgust to TheWrap about “The Intercept’s” explosive “Drone Papers” reporting, pointed out how Jeb Bush seemed to be contradicting himself.
Second sentence: The first claim negates the second. https://t.co/WeXoxpYfe9
– Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 16, 2015
The former Florida governor made the same claim during the second GOP presidential debate in September, drawing the ire of many liberals who felt he was trying to erase 9/11 as part of his brother’s record.
Bill Maher and Chris Matthews went to town on Jeb on HBO’s “Real Time” after the debate, expressing shock that the younger Bush was using his brother’s record on terrorism as a positive campaign talking point.
Jeb Bush is polling between 4 and 10 percent in major national polls.