"Cruz has given audiences a preview of just how extreme his administration would be. When speaking to an Iowa audience before the caucus, he got turned to the topic of military action against ISIS. “I don’t know if sand can glow in the dark. But we’re sure going to find out.” – referring to possible usage of nuclear or indiscriminate carpet bombing. Evoking images of sand, was clearly a ploy at riling up his base at fighting what they consider an existential war against desert peoples.
On the subject of Israeli aggression against the Palestinians, Cruz co-sponsored the Senate resolution justifying Operation Protective Edge, which eventually killed over 2,000 Palestinians. Even though he has no power to do so, he continually states that he would “declare Jerusalem the eternal capitol of Israel” on his first day in office. This is clearly aimed at resonating with a base that relishes the dehumanization of Arabs and Muslims, as evidenced by this posting by a purported Cruz supporter.
Oddly, I know all these men. Where did I go wrong? Ah, too much time inside the Beltway! What kind of man says he would be willing to destroy whole populations with nuclear weapons?
These four men collectively summon up images from the history channel, and they are not good images. pl