Ben Carson: ‘Putin Is A One-Horse Country’

In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin seen feeding a horse in the mountains of the Siberian Tyva region (also referred to as Tuva), Russia, during his short vacation. (A... In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin seen feeding a horse in the mountains of the Siberian Tyva region (also referred to as Tuva), Russia, during his short vacation. (AP Photo/ RIA Novosti, Alexei Drizhinin, Pool) MORE LESS
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Dr. Ben Carson referred to Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “one-horse country” during Thursday’s Fox News Republican presidential debate.

Asked how “President Carson” would respond to a hypothetical occupation of Estonia by Russian forces, the retired neurosurgeon said: “We ought to fight them on the economic basis because Putin is a one-horse country, oil and energy. And we ought to fight them on that level.”

Carson also suggested putting armored brigades in “the whole Baltic region,” giving Ukraine offensive weapons and conducting military exercises in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

“They’re terrified by the saber-rattling,” he said.

Carson offered that he’d “absolutely” intervene if Putin “attacked,” and rounded out his plan by suggesting the U.S. help “in terms of the technology for fracking keeping the price low, quite frankly, because that’s what’s keeping him contained.”

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  1. So. This is one of the smart Republicans?

  2. What the frack did Dr. Carson mean?

  3. You gotta wonder how long he waited tonight to offer that special zinger.

  4. Carson might actually be the most dangerous of the lot, just in terms of his casual, on-again-off-again relationship with reality. But Trump’s about tied with him for ignorance and arrogance, and is way ahead on belligerence. So it’s a tough call.

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