It has been only hours since terrorist attacks left at least 120 people dead throughout Paris. Little is known about the attackers, their methods or their motivations.
But Ted Cruz already knows the solution: A bombing campaign that’s not afraid to kill innocent civilians.
We must immediately recognize that our enemy is not ‘violent extremism.’ It is the radical Islamism that has declared jihad against the west. It will not be appeased by outreach or declarations of tolerance. It will not be deterred by targeted airstrikes with zero tolerance for civilian casualties, when the terrorists have such utter disregard for innocent life.
Cruz did not specify where these airstrikes should take place or what they should be targeting.
Cruz also called for “a halt to any plans to bring refugees that may have been infiltrated by ISIS” to the United States. Previously, Cruz has misquoted U.S. intelligence officials to make the case against taking in Syrian refugees.
There is no evidence yet that any refugees were involved in the attacks.