Sen. Ted Cruz's Supporters Want Carpet Bombing (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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Nine supporters of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas expressed their support for the presidential candidate's call to carpet bomb ISIS, which would likely wipe out large numbers of civilians (video below).

The supporters were interviewed by CNN on Dec. 15 at Cruz's campaign headquarters in Clark County, Nevada.

The group was asked, "When he talks about carpet bombing ISIS, do you think that will work?" and they affirmed it would.

"I think he also says, on the front end of that, he's gonna listen to his generals," Tom DiGiacomo, one of the Cruz supporters, added.

Cruz advocated carpet bombing ISIS on Dec. 5, and was asked about it at the GOP debate on Dec. 16, according to Politifact.

"To be clear, Sen. Cruz, would you carpet-bomb Raqqa, the ISIS capital, where there are a lot of civilians? Yes or no?" CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked during the debate.

"You would carpet bomb where ISIS is," Cruz replied. "Not a city, but the location of the troops. You use air power directed, and you have embedded special forces to direction the air power. But the object isn't to level a city. The object is to kill the ISIS terrorists."

Carpet bombing, however, is indiscriminate, not targeted, bombing that has resulted in "large civilian casualties, which don’t reflect well on the bombing nation in a media-interconnected world -- it’s not a military tactic used often today," Politifact notes.

The bombing tactic would also reportedly go against the Geneva Convention protocols,and is not as accurate as today's precision-guided "smart" bombs.

Sources: CNN, Politifact / Photo Credit: CNN Screenshot, Politifact