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Jeb Bush on Paris terror attack: This is the war of our time

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In a pre-scheduled interview tapes with Salem Radio talk-show host Hugh Hewitt shortly after the news was breaking on the terrorist attacks in Paris, Jeb Bush said it’s time for America to lead and called the war on Islamic terrorist “the war on our time.”

“No, I’m not surprised,” Bush told Hewitt when asked about his initial reaction, which has now led to 127 deaths from six separate attacks on Friday night.

“This is a war being created by Islamic terrorists. it’s not a law enforcement operation and the mindset that in our country at least needs to change to recognize it for what it is. This is an organized effort to destroy Western Civilization. And we need to lead in this regard, we need to re-garner the alliances, fortify those alliances, reconnect with our counterintelligence, and intelligence capabilities with our European allies and engage in the Middle East to take out ISIS, which is more likely to be the wellspring of this type of activity. If it’s not them, there are other terrorist groups. This is the war of our time and we have to be serious in engaging and creating a strategy to confront it and take it out.”

French President Francois Hollande said this morning that it was ISIS who was responsible to the attacks.

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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