Jeb Bush said he won’t commit to continuing the Obama administration’s ban on the enhanced interrogation techniques commonly accepted as torture.
“I don’t want to make a definitive blanket kind of statement — this is something I’m not struggling with,” Bush said at a national security forum in Iowa. “I’m running for president. I’m not running for the Senate or running for governor. When you’re president your words matter, and I’m cautious about making commitments without having all the facts because this is a serious one.”
With his latest comments, the former Florida governor waded into yet another fraught national security area associated with the administration of his brother, President George W. Bush.
Bush told reporters at a later event elsewhere in Iowa, “There’s a difference between enhanced interrogation techniques and torture. Torture’s — America doesn’t do torture.”