Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

The Democrats Are Just As Crazy and Just as Warmongery as Republicans

By Ted Rall


Skewed NewsSenator Ted Cruz, by most measures the second most popular presidential candidate among Republican primary voters after Donald Trump, is catching flak for his call to carpet-bomb ISIS.

Granted, Cruz’s understanding of warfare isn’t sophisticated. Called out on the fact that Vietnam-style carpet-bombing of the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa, Syria would kill a lot more noncombatant civilians than wild-eyed jihadis, Cruz tried to recast carpet-bombing — which is, by definition, indiscriminate — as precise. “You would carpet-bomb where ISIS is, not a city, but the location of the troops,” he said. “You use air power directed — and you have embedded special forces to direction the air power. But the object isn’t to level a city. The object is to kill the ISIS terrorists.”

Granted: this man is an idiot.



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