“Let’s go to some facts. In the first Persian Gulf war, we launched roughly 1,100 air attacks a day. We carpet-bombed them into oblivion for 37 days.”
Well Senator, Let’s go do some facts. In the first Persian Gulf War we launched roughly 1,100 air attacks a day. That is true. But we did not carpet bomb Iraqis. We hit well a series of planned and well thought out military and military infrastructure targets in an exacting sequence.
We did not carpet bomb. Carpet bombing is not really a part of US military doctrine and hasn’t been since World War II, and if you are to ever lead the nation and access to nuclear launch codes, then you should know US military doctrine and historically accurate account of it.
The New York Times quotes: “Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Paul Selva, assessed Mr. Cruz’s prescription.
The wanton bombing Mr. Cruz repeatedly refers to, General Selva said, is categorically “not the way that we apply force in combat. It isn’t now, nor will it ever be.” “
Let me say that the US has carpet bombed targets, some of them bedroom communities. But killing children does not win wars of ideas.