This is Jeb Bush's most nonsensical anti-Obama talking point yet

America no longer inspires fear in its enemies? Tell that to bin Laden.

Jeb Bush speaking in Detroit in February.
(Image credit: (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images))

Jeb Bush was trying to do two things in his big foreign policy address on Wednesday: Show that he is his "own man," not a policy clone of his brother George, the former president; and offer a robust criticism of President Obama's foreign policy.

On the first part, the jury is still out. "For all his bluster about being different from his brother and father, Bush didn't really espouse a particularly unique worldview," say Tim Mak and Jackie Kucinich at The Daily Beast, adding that the "nervous, uncertain speech" was "full of errors and confusion," delivered by a former governor who "did not sound well-versed in foreign policy."

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