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After his recent stumbles on foreign policy and U.S. geography, Ben Carson is falling back on his medical expertise — sort of. During an appearance Thursday in Alabama, the good doctor compared refugees to rabid dogs that wander into your neighborhood.

“It doesn’t mean that you hate all dogs — by any stretch of the imagination,” Carson made clear. “But you’re putting your intellect into motion, and you’re thinking, ‘How do I protect my children?'”

And it just got worse from there.

“At the same time, I love dogs. And I’m gonna call the Humane Society, and hope that they can come take this dog away, and create a safe environment once again.”

Carson also called for putting in place a thorough screening process to determine “who the mad dogs are, quite frankly,” among the refugee population. Even putting the appropriateness of the analogy aside aside, one does have to wonder: Does he simply not know that we already have thorough screening processes?

Video via NBC News.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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