From BizPac Review
In an attempt to shore up his foreign policy bona fides, Republican presidential contender Ben Carson traveled to the Middle East to visit Syrian refugee camps.
The retired neurosurgeon made the surprise visit Saturday because he said he wanted “to come to see with my own eyes this great human tragedy.”
He spoke to The Associated Press via telephone from Jordan and said there doesn’t appear to be a real strong desire on the part of the refugees to come to the United States.
He also pointed out that the refugee camps are not full.
“I did not detect any great desire for them to come to the United States,” Carson said. “You’ve got these refugee camps that aren’t completely full. And all you need is the resources to be able to run them. Why do you need to create something else?”
Under heavy Jordanian security, Carson toured the Azraq camp in northern Jordan and said he did not come away with any more confidence that authorities can successfully screen potential ISIS terrorists among the refugees, the AP reported. Read more