OK, specifically he was talking about Hitler. Apparently he was asked whether, if he could go back in time, he would kill him when he was a baby.
And he said "Hell yeah !"
But still WTF? You'd kill a baby Jeb?
Really, a presidential candidate and that is the best answer he could come up with?
For starters, Hitler was an evil SOB for sure but I'm not sure he was when he was a baby. A more compassionate solution would surely be to protect the baby from the influences that would later turn him into what he became. Does he really advocate killing babies based on their potential to do wrong in future?
Secondly, WWII was more than just Hitler. It wasn't some wonder baby that turned the German people onto that path. Although he undoubtedly played a major role, there is no guarantee that it would not have happened anyway in one form or another with a different leader at the helm.
A more informed and thoughtful president might understand and use the opportunity to warn people of the crippling economic sanctions imposed on Germany that were the breeding ground for the subsequent uprising and hatred.
I thought Jeb was supposed to be the intelligent Bush but apparently not. He has the same over-simplistic view of the world as his brother which is very scary.
"I'd kill a baby" .. yup, you're definitely fixing you campaign Jeb !