February 16, 2015

Potential 2016 presidential contender Ben Carson thinks the only thing that should matter to our military is "winning," whatever the hell that's supposed to mean these days when we're occupying countries or inserting ourselves into someone else's civil war, and any rules of engagement be damned.

2016 Hopeful Ben Carson: Send Troops To Fight ISIS With No Rules:

Ben Carson, who is considering mounting a campaign for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, said Monday that the United States should not hesitate to put boots on the ground to defeat the Islamic State — and that they should be free to fight them without any fear of prosecution for their actions whatsoever.

In a Fox News interview, Carson offered a broad criticism President Obama’s handling of national security. Asked how he would take on ISIS were he president, the neurosurgeon voewed he would “not hesitate to put boots on the ground.” He then suggested that the military should not be micromanaged or subject to any war crimes law:

CARSON: Our military needs to know that they’re not gonna be prosecuted when they come back, because somebody has, said “You did something that was politically incorrect.” There is no such thing as a politically correct war. We need to grow up, we need to mature. If you’re gonna have rules for war, you should just have a rule that says no war. Other than that, we have to win. Our life depends on it.

Just wondering, who would Jesus tell that it's okay to commit war crimes? I hate to break it to Carson, but I don't believe "being politically incorrect" qualifies as something anyone would be prosecuted for when they return home from military combat.

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