Ben Carson calls on Congress to declare war on the Islamic State
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson called on Congress to “immediately issue a formal declaration of war” against the Islamic State in a statement Tuesday that broadly outlined his plan to eliminate the terrorist organization.
“Our country faces grave national security threats. We must act boldly and decisively to protect American citizens from terrorists at home and abroad,” Carson said in a statement. “We can no longer dawdle while ISIS continues to persecute Christians, enslave young girls, oppress civil societies and perpetrate terrorist attacks against the free world.”
The plan, announced on the same day as the fifth and final Republican primary debate of the year, is his campaign’s latest attempt to close the candidate’s credibility gap on foreign policy.