Face in the News: Jeb Bush calls Trump "uninformed;" Dr. Ben Carson discusses Colorado Springs shootings; Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain talk ISIS


U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at the Growth and Opportunity Party at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, October 31, 2015.

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WASHINGTON (CBS News) - With the 2016 presidential campaign ramping back up after the Thanksgiving holidays, we spoke with a few Republican presidential candidates this week on "Face the Nation." Former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush joined the broadcast and called the top Republican candidate, Donald Trump "uniformed." Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson also joined the show and discussed the recent shootings at a Planned Parenthood Facility in Colorado Springs. We also spoke with Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and former Republican presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), both senators joining us from Baghdad, Iraq to discuss our current military strategy to counter ISIS.

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush increased his attacks on the current Republican front-runner, Donald Trump, saying that he is "uninformed" when it comes to matters of national security. Bush told "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson that the business mogul has been wrong on important aspects of national security and that it is, "kind of scary."

Jeb Bush: Trump is “misinformed at best” ... 01:35

"He doesn't talk about the issues at hand that are of national security importance for our country. To keep us safe is the first priority of the president. And he's all over the map, misinformed at best, and preying on people's fear at worst." The former Florida governor said.

Although Bush did admit during the broadcast that, "anybody is better than Hillary Clinton," Bush attacked the integrity of Trump's entire campaign saying, "He's smart. He's playing you guys like a fiddle, the press, by saying outrageous things, and garnering attention. That's his strategy, is to dominate the news. The simple fact is that he has been wrong on Syria and on the refugees pretty consistently. And no one is holding him to account."

The Republican candidate made headlines in The Washington Post, AP, Politico, The Guardian, CNN, The Washington Examiner, The Hill, Gawker, The Tampa Bay Times, Newsday, Mediaite, The New York Daily Newsand The Daily Beast.

Also on "Face the Nation," was Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson. Dr. Carson appeared from Amman, Jordan after visiting a Syrian refugee camp. When John Dickerson asked what he has learned from speaking with the refugees, Carson said that it was their "desire to be repatriated in their homeland," and that the international community should be increasing aid to allow that to happen.

"It seems like everybody in the international community is spending more time saying, how can we bring refugees here, rather than how can we support a facility that is already in place that the refugees are finding perfectly fine when it's adequately funded." Carson said.

Domestically, Dr. Carson discussed the recent shootings at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs that left three victims dead, including a police officer. Dr. Carson called on both sides to "tone down their rhetoric."

"Our strength in this country has traditionally been in our unity. And we are allowing all kinds of circumstances to divide us and make us hateful toward each other. And the rhetoric is extremely immature, divisive, and is not helpful."

Carson on Planned Parenthood shooting: “Hat... 01:36

Our conversation with Dr. Ben Carson was covered by Bloomberg, The LA Times, The Hill, Politico, The Washington Examiner, International Business Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Guardian.

Joining us from Baghdad, Iraq were Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John McCain (R-AZ). The current Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Lindsey Graham said that Americans better be ready for a serious military commitment in Syria.

"If we don't destroy ISIL in Syria, which is their headquarters, we're going to get attacked at home." The South Carolina Senator said adding that, "most of the fighting would be done by the region. They will pay for this war."

Sen. Graham: U.S. must commit to ground force... 02:52

Sen. John McCain added to his colleague's sentiments saying, "the fact is that we can succeed here, and ISIS is not that strong, but the longer they say in power, the more this poison spreads and metastasizes from as far away as Afghanistan, Africa, and other parts of the world."

Our interview with the two Senators made news in Politico, The Hill, The Washington Post, The Observer and The LA Times.