Ben Carson Gives Tough Answers Concerning ISIS

Sometimes, we are with people and an uncomfortable answer comes out. When this happens, we are taken back. It is not what we expect and as a consequence it sounds hard or wrong. But, as we let the answer sink into our minds, we realize that it was a correct answer and assessment. This is likely to be the case with what Ben Carson as recently said.

The Christian Times reported:

Retired neurosurgeon and conservative darling Ben Carson has spoken out regarding the Islamic State, saying in a recent interview that he doesn’t believe U.S. soldiers should follow any “rules” when confronting the terrorist group.


“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,'” said Carson.

This lines up with what I have said in several articles on ISIS. They are an illegal group and are not legal combatants. There are no set rules that have to be followed when confronting such illegal combatants. No treaty we have signed binds us to good treatment. We do not have to give “quarter” to any who are not members of a country’s military. ISIS qualifies as those who can be executed for espionage.

Carson elaborated:

“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.”

The statement is refreshing to hear. If Carson could convince others to think along the same lines, then we might see the effort put forth to destroy our enemies rather than seeking our enemy’s approval. Obama and the left are seeking to make excuses for the Islamists’ murderous actions. Carson wants to turn this on its head and give our forces the freedom they need to deal with our enemy.

Carson also weighed in on the funding of Homeland Security.

The Christian Times also reported:

Carson added in a separate interview on Monday that he believes President Barack Obama could be found guilty of treason if the Commander-in-Chief fights Congress on a bill regarding Homeland Security funding.

“I would say break the funding for Homeland Security up into parcels. Don’t present it as a whole bill. That makes it much more difficult for [Obama] to stand in the way. And, if he does stand in the way, particularly things that are vital to the security of this country, then we can start talking about treason. If things are done to the contrary to the security of this country, whoever does them is guilty of treason,”

If only there was someone with the guts to actually go through with such talk. It is unlikely that Congress will break up the bill, or that Obama will pass anything that excludes his executive order. Hopefully, Boehner will take his cue from Carson.