Conservative darling Ben Carson argued Monday that the military shouldn’t have to worry about being prosecuted over what’s politically correct in fighting against the Islamic State.
Carson made the comments on Monday in an interview with Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” host Bill Hemmer. Carson suggested there shouldn’t be any rules in fighting ISIL.
“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 on Fox News. “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.”
Carson’s comments come as Congress debates President Barack Obama’s proposed authorization for using military force against ISIL. The Congressional Progressive Caucus recently came out against Obama’s proposal.
Watch Carson’s comments below: