Thursday, May 21, 2015

GOP Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson Right on Iraq Invasion and Components of the Patriot Act...

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The Hill - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson told The Hill on Wednesday that it was a mistake for the U.S. to invade Iraq, arguing that the nation should have found a different way to remove Saddam Hussein from power.

“I’ve said definitively that I was never in favor of going into Iraq,” Carson told The Hill in a phone interview, noting that he has previously addressed the matter in some of his books. “And since we did go in, the big problem is that we didn’t secure victory there, and that’s a huge problem.”

“I would have gotten rid of the problem of Saddam Hussein some other way,” he continued. “When you go into a situation with so many factions and such a complex history, unless you know what you’re doing or have a long-term strategy, it just creates more problems.”

When pressed on how the U.S. should have toppled Hussein without sending troops into the country, Carson said that “there are a lot of ways to get rid of people.”

OOPPS!I think he means... state sanctioned assassination of a foreign leader. Or, perhaps he means paying and arming the Shiite Mafia to take care of a Sunni adversary. We really don't know what he means for sure. perhaps he'll clarify t a later date.


Carson on Wednesday also weighed in on the debate in Congress over whether to reauthorize the Patriot Act, calling the National Security Agency’s (NSA) bulk collection of metadata with U.S. phone calls a violation of the Fourth Amendment.

“I think some aspects of the Patriot Act are wise, so you don’t want to throw the baby out with the bathwater, but certainly in terms of the Fourth Amendment, the unwarranted mining of data from citizens is a violation,” Carson said. “I totally oppose that. Our authorities can get a warrant any time they want. If they need it in the middle of the night they can get it, no problem.”

On this one issue we are in total and complete agreement with Dr. Carson.


Via: Memeorndum


  1. Could Carson simple be... one of those distractions so many are talking about?

  2. I've heard that it's racist to refer to Carson as the GOP's "black best friend".

  3. It probably is racist to refer to Carson as the GOP's "black best friend" It is best to focus on Carson's accomplishments and views, without attacking him for his skin color. RN did what is best in his post, for sure. He took the high road. The anti-black "GOP black best friend" bigots, whoever they are, are taking the low road: implying that Carson's skin color is the main reason to oppose him, and more importantly, yet again evaluating a black candidate for their skin color first and foremost, instead of, like Les is doing, focusing on what actually matters.

    Race matters only to racists.

    1. Race matters to minorities who are being discriminated against because of their race. And it matters to these minorities when a member of their race says things, or acts in a way that sets back their efforts to achieve equality. Which is what Toure calls out. I applaud him for his bravery in calling out these bad actors. Hurray for Toure!

      BTW, this is the person you were previously discussing, yet he never suggested that Carson should be evaluated based on his skin color first and foremost. Or at all... Which really confused me. But I imagine I will continue to be confused, as calling a black man "racist" for daring to criticize another black man never made any sense to me.


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