It’s been a bad week in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. In the light of the Paris attacks, candidates have joined in a ferocious race to the bottom in their sickening vitriol against the Syrian refugees.
Ben Carson, the former neurosurgeon who is coming second to Trump in national polls joined in on Thursday chose a simple course into the discussion, likening Syrian refugees to dogs.
“If there’s a rabid dog running around your neighbourhood you’re probably not gonna assume something good about that dog,” he said.
Presidential candidate Ben Carson completely fails to understand the plight of Syrian refugees.
And from the Trumpster “I’m putting the people on notice that are coming here from Syria as part of this mass migration,” he told an audience in New Hampshire. “If I win, they’re going back. They’re going back. I’m telling you. They’re going back.”
If elected, Trump will send the Mexicans back to Mexico and the Syrians back to Syria. And that’s just for starters.
Trump said in a speech last weekend his plan was to, “Bomb the shit out of them.”
Carson said in an interview he would forge a coalition of American allies in the region, but given three opportunities he could not name a single one.
The political and military situation in the Middle East is complicated and complex beyond belief. It will require political and diplomatic skills beyond anything seen so far to bring any measure of peace and stability to the area.
In spite of this the world is being treated to the unedifying spectacle of two men who would be president demonstrating that they have absolutely no grasp of the nature of the situation and are prepared to pander to the worst elements of US society in their bid to gain the Republican nomination.
If elected, either of these men would have within their power the ability to wreck carnage on the Middle East beyond anything that ISIS is capable of.
It’s a frightening thought.