Magic Carpet Bombing

Carpet Bombing

Carpet bombing (aka indiscriminate saturation bombing) is actually a war crime. Nevertheless, Rafael (“Ted”) Cruz says he is a fan:

In early December, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, began saying that his military approach to ISIS would be “carpet bombing.” He said during a speech in Iowa on Dec. 5 that “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.”

Senator Cruz doubled down on his campaign rhetoric during this week’s CNN Tea-GOP presidential debate.

What makes this scary is the current mood of the Tea-GOP electorate, which is nothing if not utterly irrational and angry. Public Policy Polling found that “30% of Republican primary voters nationally say they support bombing Agrabah. Agrabah is the country from Aladdin.”

To be fair, 19 percent of Dems polled also supported an attack on the made-up Arabian nation from the 1992 animated film. We can’t mince words, you have to call this by its proper name: magic carpet bombing. Which is as good a term as any to describe the insane posturing that dominates the current political debate over national security issues.

More info:
Poll: 30 percent of Republicans want to bomb country from ‘Aladdin’
Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters support bombing any Arab sounding nation — even the fictional land of Aladdin
People Want To Bomb The Fictional Kingdom In ‘Aladdin,’ But Don’t Panic Yet

  1. #1 by Richard Warnick on December 18, 2015 - 1:03 pm

    Mark Fiore: Cartoon: Trumplandia

  2. #2 by Larry Bergan on December 19, 2015 - 11:18 pm

    Famous quotes, (or not):

    “As president, I will make the sand glow!”

  3. #3 by Larry Bergan on December 19, 2015 - 11:19 pm

    Cartoon characters used to vote. Now they run for president.

    USA, Usa…

    gurgle. 🙁

  4. #4 by Richard Warnick on December 20, 2015 - 5:35 pm

    Jon Perr on DailyKos: War Crimes R Us

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