Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon and Tea Party favorite turned pundit, and more recently one of the front-runners for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, told Bill Hemmer on Fox News Monday morning that our military should not be fettered by all those onerous rules of war.
“Our military needs to know that they’re not going be prosecuted when they come back, because somebody has said, ‘You did something that was politically incorrect,'” Carson said. “There is no such thing as a politically correct war. We need to grow up, we need to mature. If you’re gonna have rules for war, you should just have a rule that says no war. Other than that, we have to win. Our life depends on it.”
The nations of the world have devised and committed to the Geneva Conventions which are intended to maintain some semblance of civilization in an uncivilized activity.
Carson’s concerns are apparently inspired by the release of the torture report by the Senate Intelligence Committee in early December, in which the committee found that the CIA had violated the Geneva Conventions and further investigation with possible prosecution was in order.
Although Carson is near the head of the pack running for the nomination, Republicans may want to ask themselves if they really want to nominate a man whose cavalier attitude toward international law and lack of political experience could prove an embarrassment to their party and the nation.
Watch his comments in the video below from Fox News.