You won’t hear Hillary Clinton get asked a question like this.
During Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate on CNN panelist and radio show host Hugh Hewitt asked Dr. Ben Carson if he would have the chops to wage war against radical jihad considering the impact of collateral damage, but he worded it a lot more bluntly.
“Dr. Carson, you mentioned in your opening remarks you are a pediatric neurologist, surgeon, neurosurgeon, and people admire and respect and are inspired by your life story, your kindness, and your evangelical core support. We’re talking about ruthless things tonight: Carpet bombing. toughness, war, and people wonder, could you do that? Could you order airstrikes that would kill innocent children by not the score but by the hundreds and the thousands. Could you wage war as a commander-in-chief? “ Hewitt asked.
Carson said in his experience children aren’t happy when he tells them he has to cut open their head and remove a tumor but that “you have to be able to look at the big picture and understand that it’s actually merciful if you go ahead and finish the job rather than death by a thousand pricks.”
And speaking of pricks, Hewitt’s follow-up was ridiculous.
“So you are okay with the death of thousands of innocent children and civilians,” he asked to boos from the crowd. “Can you be as ruthless as Churchill was in prosecuting the war against the Nazis?
Carson said ruthless wasn’t the word he would use for it.
“Tough, resolute, understanding what the problems are, and understanding that the job of the President of the United States is to protect the people of this country and to do what is necessary in order to get it done,” he replied.
Watch the exchange below.
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