Jab That Finger. Curl That Lip. You Be Baaad.
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My oh my, that guy sounds baaaad. The chicken-hawkish Cruz, who never served in the military and "regrets" that he never did (yeah, right, tell that to the Marines) hasn't got a clue about carpet bombing, its effects or its military value. And that bit about "sand glowing in the dark?" Is he saying he's ready to use nuclear weapons? Good grief, where did this madman come from? First off, Cruz might check with some Vietnam vets and get their opinions on how our "Rolling Thunder" carpet-bombing campaign worked over there. From my vantage point at the DMZ I'd say it did squat, which I think is borne out by history. It wasn't but a couple of years after the U.S. departure that our enemy's flags were flying over big swatches of territory that, per Cruz's strategy, we were "bombing into oblivion." Not only are they not "oblivion" but they now contain some of the world's largest rubber plantations. I saw them a few years ago with my own eyes when I went back to the Nam
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I Watched Us Doing This. Didn't Work.
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In the second place, could you imagine the civilian casualties that a carpet-bombing campaign would inflict? I'd say that a program like that would create exponentially more enemies, both military and political, than it would ever destroy. Even that forum of level-headed conservatism, The American Conservative, calls Ted Cruz's idea "atrocious." The man is plain crazy and dangerous. That he and Trump are contending for first place in the hearts of Republicans is a sure sign that the GOP is ready to go down the paths of Goldwater and Alf Landon (1936, check it out), so mired in rhetoric and bombast that the surest destination is political oblivion itself.