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Fox News Host Scorches Cruz For His War-Mongering: You Have ‘No Military Experience’

If you hadn’t noticed, it’s been a really bad week for Ted Cruz. First there was him having to answer those endless questions about whether or not he really is an American citizen and therefore eligible to run for President. Also, his poll numbers in Iowa appear to be falling, meaning that his hard-won surge is about to fizzle out. And now it appears that even Fox News has turned on Teddy Boy.

Shall we all play “Taps” on our kazoos to mourn Cruz’s plight? Uh…no.

Sunday, the Week From Hell for Cruz reached is apex when Fox host Chris Wallace called Teddy Boy out for his comments that the United States should “carpet-bomb ISIS into oblivion” to find out whether “sand can glow in the dark.”

First of all, this is strategically impossible, as has been pointed out by former commandant of the U.S. Army War College, Robert Scales, who said the carpet bombing remark is:

“Just one of those phrases that people with no military experience throw around.”

Ouch! That’s gotta hurt!

How, Wallace asked Cruz, does he respond to Scales and other military experts who have said carpet bombing ISIS would never work? Cruz replied:

“I will apologize to no one with how vigorous I will be winning the war on terror. We will start by having a president who will acknowledge our enemy, say it by its name, which President Obama and Hillary Clinton refuse to do.

Oh, so if we call it by the right name the terrorists will suddenly throw up their hands and surrender, recognizing the error of their ways? Here’s more from the totally incompetent Senator from Texas:

“And you want to know what carpet bombing means?. Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of Desert Storm. In 1991, we had roughly 8,000 planes. Today, we have 4,000. Our Air Force has dropped in half. In 1991, we had 591 ships in our Navy. Today, we have 272. It’s dropped nearly in half. In 1991, we had over a third more soldiers in our Army.

“And we were launching 1,100 air attacks a day. We were carpet bombing them. And after 37 days of 1,100 air attacks a day, our troops went in in a day and a half and mopped up the remnants of the Iraqi Army because that’s the effect of carpet bombing.”

One tiny problem: Military experts also say that carpet bombing was NEVER used in Desert Storm. Wallace told Cruz:

“We did precision striking. In addition — if I may — the Iraqi Army was all massed by itself in the Kuwaiti desert. We’re now talking about ISIS soldiers who are not massed, they are embedded in Mosul, they’re embedded in Raqqa with civilians.”

How dare Chris Wallace use verifiable facts! Who the hell does he think he is? Cruz attempted to recover with this:

“We can defeat them, but we can’t defeat them if the president is unwilling to do so. And as president, I will defeat ISIS. We will utterly destroy them. And it takes a commander-in-chief directing our forces to do that.”

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This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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