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Cruz Repeats His Call to ‘Carpet Bomb’ the Islamic State

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, responding to critics of his plan to “carpet bomb” ISIS, defended the proposal during Thursday night’s debate, The Hill reported.

“It is not tough talk,” the Texas senator said. “It is a different fundamental military strategy from what we’ve seen from Barack Obama. You want to know what carpet bombing is? It’s what we did in the first Persian Gulf War — 1,100 air attacks a day, saturation bombing that utterly destroyed the enemy. Right now, Barack Obama is launching between 15 and 30 air attacks a day.”

The Hill noted that Cruz, during a Dec. 5 speech, declared: “We will utterly destroy ISIS. We will carpet bomb them into oblivion. I don’t know if sand can glow in the dark, but we’re going to find out.”

The remark met with ridicule from Robert Gates, a former secretary of defense, who told the Fox Business Network: “I think most rhetoric about carpet bombing, about making the sand glow, about bombing them to death and so on is frankly just unrealistic. It’s not going to accomplish the military objective. It takes no account of civilian casualties. It’s a simplistic answer to what’s a complex and long-term problem.”

Cruz has explained that he would “carpet bomb where ISIS is, not a city, but the location of troops.” He called for deploying special-operations troops to the Middle East to coordinate bombing raids.

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