Carson says we need to maintain and upgrade our nuclear weapons

John on November 20, 2015
I asked Dr. Carson what he would do when he is president to honor the Non-Proliferation Treaty and get our children out from the disease of nuclear weapons. He replied that Russians haven’t honored it and left it at that, which suggests that he thinks it’s all the Russians’ fault and that we need to maintain and upgrade our nuclear weapons.

Dr. Ben Carson was the last of the major candidates to file his official candidacy papers with the NH Secretary of State.  John met him in the State House hallway.  Here's his report:

"I asked Dr. Carson what he would do when he is president to honor the Non-Proliferation Treaty and get our children out from the disease of nuclear weapons. He replied that Russians haven’t honored it and left it at that, which suggests that he thinks it’s all the Russians’ fault and that we need to maintain and upgrade our nuclear weapons.

"I was also able to get an interview with an NHPR reporter in which I told her what I intended to ask Dr. Carson. She tried to steer me into stating whether I supported Dr. Carson and what I thought of his strengths and weaknesses, and I replied that I was keeping an open mind and wanted to give all candidates a fair hearing."

"She also asked about what I thought about refugees. I answered that in the case of the Syrians, it would be a mistake to exclude them because it would be too much like what we did to Japanese-Americans in World War II, and a propaganda gift to ISIS. The reporter took down my name. Whether I actually get air time remains to be seen."

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