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Friday, December 11, 2015

Cruz warm to bombing IS, cold to ousting Assad


WASHINGTON — Days after surging into second place in national polling for the Republican primary, Sen. Ted Cruz attempted to appeal to both the hawkish and dovish factions of his party, emphasizing a muscular military response to terrorist threats and a reluctance to advance regime change in the Middle East.

In a nearly hour-long address Thursday at the Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based conservative think tank, the presidential hopeful vowed to defeat Islamic State by “carpet bombing” parts of Iraq and Syria controlled by the Islamist terror group and arming Kurdish forces.   (READ MORE)