Republican 2016 Hopeful Ben Carson Tells Fox War Crimes Do Not Exist

Carson on Fox Talking about War with ISIS

During an interview with Fox on Monday, Ben Carson tried to appeal to the Republican base by suggesting the rules of war are political correctness and place too many restrictions on our troops.

As Congress debates President Obama’s request for authorization to use military force against ISIS, Ben Carson weighed in. Like others in the Republican Party, Carson favors putting “boots on the ground” but he also wants to pretend that there is no such thing as a war crime.

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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.

Of course, by advocating no rules in war, Carson is also calling for the legalization of torture, genocide, bombing schools hospitals and places of worship (including Christian ones).  Moreover, the taking of human shields, carpet bombing and other forms of indiscriminate killing of civilians would be legit if Carson had his way.  It would be okay to recruit children and rape would be re-legitimized as a ”tool of war.”  Not to mention burning prisoners of war in cages and putting the video on social media for its propaganda value.

The renowned neuro-surgeon knew exactly what he was saying and who he was saying it to.

Carson’s attempt to reduce rules against genocide, torture, blowing up Churches and other places of worship to “political correctness” is really about appealing to the same John Birch Society “real Americans” Rmuse described in The Koch Agenda Brings Pain and Woe to People in Republican Controlled States.

Carson pushed all the far rights’ buttons, by reducing the world’s condemnation of genocide, torture and other war crimes to political correctness and inferring the rules of war are just about “gubmint” trying to make our troops lives harder.

As appealing as Carson’s message might be to people who seek simple answers to complex issues, Carson’s proposal would, in fact, place our troops in greater danger because the rules of war include a framework of protections to assure that prisoners of war are treated humanely would cease to exist.

If you ask Carson and those who agree with him if eliminating the rules of war means they are ready to close Guantanamo Bay, they would respond with a resounding no and they would use the alleged violations of the rules of war as one of their reasons.

In other words, Carson’s real position is that there should be rules of war, but an exceptional America shouldn’t be “burdened” with following them.

24 Replies to “Republican 2016 Hopeful Ben Carson Tells Fox War Crimes Do Not Exist”

  1. Carson is a graduate of the Bush ass kissing university for the ethically challenged. Carson is a fool. He clearly is incapable of being Commander in Chief.

  2. Ben Carson is a very well educated, intelligent, talented neurosurgeon. Too bad none of that matters when one is also a sociopath.

    sociopath [( soh -see-uh-path, soh -shee-uh-path)]

    Someone whose social behavior is extremely abnormal. Sociopaths are interested only in their personal needs and desires, without concern for the effects of their behavior on others

  3. Methinks that Carson had a stroke or some other major impairment that took a pretty smart man and turned him into a raving kook!

    I would no more vote for that funny-mental ass than…well, let’s put it this way, he claims to be a scientist who denies science.

    How can anyone claiming to be intelligent deny evolution? Evolution can be proven thusly: Because stupid people demanded anti-biotics for viruses (which do not respond to viruses) they have EVOLVED to be resistant to bacteria.

    That is just one out of tens of thousands of examples of evolution being proven, but morons like Carson?

    Bet he doesn’t know where babies come from.

  4. Carson is a graduate of the Bush ass kissing university for the ethically challenged. Carson is a fool. He clearly is incapable of being an American citizen, or member of the human race.

  5. Evidently Dr. Carson the rest of the ruling class doesn’t either. If they did, the whole Bush cabal and Bibi Netanyahoo would be in jail now.

  6. Thats why hes on fox, promoting and selling terrorist propaganda. Fox is a patriot partner to isil by furthering and publicizing terror videos of murder.

  7. Carson once again illustrates that he is morally unfit to be our Commander and Chief. He is either sociopath with no conscience or unprincipled opportunist or both. Either way He is disgrace as a doctor, Christian and as a African American!

  8. Really Ben!?…Tell those survivors of the 3rd. Reich Wing in Europe way back last century that their loved ones were Not the innocent victims of radical conservatism. Yes Ben tell them that what Hitler did was perfectly legal and warranted. This attitude of Ben’s is not uncommon among the right wing, they seem to have abandoned any attempt to behave like humans. The Reich Wing IS the new evil! And what better place for Ben to announce his alignment with the American Nazi Party than on the Goebbels Channel.

  9. ISIL is simply reacting to worldwide persecution of Muslims brought about care of the Bush/Cheney Administration.

  10. You are correct in your reference to his open alignment with the current American Nazi Party (GOP) and the Goebbels Channel (Fox News). Its totally obvious to anyone with a little knowledge of our country’s past wars.

  11. No need to worry, Dr Carson’s only chance to see the inside of the White House is if he takes the tour.

  12. “I would no more vote for that funny-mental ass than…well, let’s put it this way, he claims to be a scientist who denies science.”

    Ben obviously believes that cognitive dissonance is funnymental to his future in the political arena. Maybe he sees talking stupid as a way to relate as a tough guy like the baggers want. He TALK like an idiot while tossing red meat so no one notices that his voice kinda resonates with the same timbre as say Michael Jackson or Prince. Wink wink, nudge nudge. Nowhatimean, nowhatimean?

  13. Carson was in ROTC. It probably helped pay for his college education. He should know better. This statement proves he is morally unfit to be President (or to hold any other public office).

  14. Ben Carson went to was enslaved by FOX news for two reasons; 1. Being around all those knucklehead makes him look more intelligent and 2. Gives him a chance to use the media to spread all of his sociopathic rants and raves.

  15. Carson is a disgrace to humanity, the medical profession and to AAs. He’s an oppportunist trying to sell that GOP bs to garner a place on the GOP bandwagon.

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