Audience Boos As CNN Moderator Asks Ben Carson An Awkward War Question

During the fifth GOP debate, a question for Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson by a CNN moderator drew loud boos from the crowd.

At the fifth Republican presidential debate, the discussion took a turn for the bizarre when CNN moderator Hugh Hewitt, after commenting on Ben Carson’s life story, asked him whether he was tough enough to kill thousands of innocent children.

“We're talking about ruthless things tonight. Carpet bombing, toughness, war. And people wonder, could you do that?” Hewitt asked the retired neurosurgeon. “Could you order air strikes that would kill innocent children by not the scores, but the hundreds and the thousands? Could you wage war as a commander in chief?”

While Hewitt was clearly pressing Carson to talk about his willingness to go to war, his question  as many other journalists pointed out online  was ill-phrased, which drew angry boos from the audience.

However, even more outrageous was the answer that followed.

Carson, being the war-mongering bigot that he is, replied he would commit the atrocity if it would protect the citizens of America from terrorists.

“The job of the president of the United States is to protect the people of this country,” he stated at the end of his address. “And to do what is necessary in order to get it done.”

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