From Iraq, general rebukes Ted Cruz’s plan to ‘carpet-bomb’ the Islamic State

February 1, 2016 9:41 PM

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From Iraq, general rebukes Ted Cruz’s plan to ‘carpet-bomb’ the Islamic State

The top U.S. general in Iraq on Monday addressed recent political rhetoric in the presidential campaign that the United States should “carpet-bomb” the Islamic State, saying that the Pentagon is bound by the laws of armed conflict and does nt indiscriminately bomb civilian areas.

“We’re the United States of America, and we have a set of guiding principles and those affect the way we as professional soldiers, airmen, sailors, Marines, conduct ourselves on the battlefield,” MacFarland said. “So indiscriminate bombing, where we don’t care if we’re killing innocents or combatant...

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