Dr. Carson: 'There Is No Such Thing as a Politically Correct War'
Dr. Ben Carson said on "America's Newsroom" that President Obama is the opposite of a good leader, arguing that he is driving partisanship in Washington.
"The definition of a good leader is someone who can take people who have different agendas and move them in the same direction to accomplish a goal. We have exactly the opposite of that going on right now. It's not too late. If the president wants to have a good legacy, this would be a good time to start it," said Carson.
Carson was asked by Bill Hemmer this morning about former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's argument that the U.S. must bolster its current strategy against ISIS.
Carson pointed out that ISIS must be destroyed now while they are in an "adolescent stage."
"Winston Churchill said fight your enemy while you can beat them because if you delay the fight, you will eventually be fighting them for your life," he said, adding that he hopes the president realizes now that ISIS is no longer a "JV" team.
Carson said he "would not hesitate" to put U.S. troops on the ground against ISIS, arguing that a coalition needs American leadership.
He also questioned whether the Obama administration is "micro-managing" the military due to political concerns about another Middle East campaign.
"We have people trying to manage the military who know nothing about the military, who know nothing about military strategy. Our military needs to know that they're not gonna be prosecuted when they come back because somebody says, 'you did something that was politically incorrect.' There is no such thing as a politically correct war," he said.
Watch the full interview above.