Jeb: Obama Is Being ‘Literally Petulant’ on Syrian Refugees

Tuesday on “New Hampshire Today” with host Jack Heath, while discussing the United States accepting Syrian refugees, Republican presidential candidate and former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said President Barack Obama is being “literally petulant” by refusing “to explain to the American people what the procedures are so our fears could be calm.” Bush said, “The president has been literally petulant about this. I don’t understand why he wouldn’t want to explain to the American people what the procedures are so our fears could be calm.” He added, “I do believe in these cases—and I’ve used the example of Syrian Christians that are, but for the United States and but for the world community, they’ll be slaughtered, beheaded, raped, pillaged, because of their faith. I think we have a moral obligation to support them. You can tell when someone is a Christian in the Middle East I can promise you that. By name, by where they’re born, their birth certificates. There are ample means by which to know this. I think we have an obligation to take some refugees, but after a thorough review of the policies that appear to me to be pretty lax.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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Terrorism Deaths Quadruple Under Obama

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The worldwide number of annual terrorist deaths has more than quadrupled since President Barack Obama was inaugurated in January 2009. Deaths from terrorism increased 80 percent last year to an all-time-record of 32,658 people killed, compared to 18,111 in 2013. The number is up about 426 percent from the 7,654 killed by terrorists in 2008 under President Bush, according to the latest report from ‘Vision of Humanity.’ The 2014 economic cost of 13,370 terrorist attacks in 93 countries included property damage, medical costs, lost income for victims, and the indirect costs of preventing and responding to terrorist acts. The annual “Global Terrorism Index” report estimated those costs hit an all-time-high in 2014 of $52.9 billion. Boko Haram and Islamic State of Iraq and Levant were jointly responsible for 51 percent of all claimed global terrorist fatalities in 2014. About 57 percent of all the attacks and 78 percent of all the deaths occurred in the five nations of Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria. But the number of nations suffering over 500 or more deaths from terrorism increased in 2014 by approximately 120 percent, to 11 countries. Nigeria experienced the largest increase in terrorist activity with 7,512 deaths in 2014, a jump of
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