Ted Cruz and Donald Trump just love to say how they’d be tough on ISIS if they became Commander-in-Chief, but a military expert who can usually be relied on to slag President Obama and take the side of every Republican spewing out nonsense on military matters says both Cruz and Trump are full of crap.
Colonel Ralph Peters, who is a jackass and douchebag in his own right, was appearing on “Kennedy” and remarked on Cruz’s stated goal of “carpet bombing” the Islamic State and Trump’s oft-repeated declaration that he would bring back torture for use on suspected terrorists and consider using nuclear weapons against ISIS. Peters said:
“None of the political wannabes, none of the aspirants have done their homework. None served in the military — they’re all too important — but at least do your homework, guys. Now if you want to use a nuclear weapon on Islamic State, tell me: What’s the target? What’s the operational advantage? How would you deal with the ramifications for allies? It’s the kind of thing people throw out there, and it’s just goofy loose talk.”
Colonel Peters also had some special words of scorn for Teddy Boy Cruz:
“When Ted Cruz talks about ‘carpet bombing,’ I get the sense he thinks it’s dropping carpets out of an airplane. You’ve got to know what the basic terms mean.”
But the best words were saved for dear old Donald the Wannabe Emperor, of whom Peters said:
“When Trump was challenged about the military and him giving an unlawful order, and the military not obeying it, he said, ‘Oh, they’ll obey it.’ Well no, Mr. Trump — our military takes an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. They obey the lawful orders of the Commander-in-Chief. But if the Commander-in-Chief, the president, ever gives an order that conflicts with the Constitution, the Constitution winds — hands down, every time. So I just wish these guys would — you know, come on, if you won’t do the homework, guys, get your staffers to do some for you.”
Hey, Ted and Donald, I think you both just got slapped down by a guy who normally puckers up and kisses the butts of the GOP. That tells us all we need to know about you two.