ONE-LINER PLANS FOR ISIS
In grim times, how would Republican presidential hopefuls deal with the Islamic State? It is a ready topic on the campaign trail this week, pared down to essential one-liners. A sampling:
“We will not degrade them, not weaken them, we will utterly destroy them.” (Sen. Ted Cruz, to broadcast host Glenn Beck.)
“I will quickly and decisively bomb the hell out of ISIS. We’ll make the military so strong, no one, and I mean no one, will mess with us.” (Donald Trump, in a new campaign ad.)
“We need to create a winning strategy to dismantle and destroy the Islamic State while planting seeds for a more peaceful, healthy and cohesive society in the war-torn regions of the Middle East.” (Ben Carson, in
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