The White House and a former director of the CIA are quite certain that Dr. Ben Carson's claim of China having a military "presence" in Syria is wrong. The national press, too, can find no evidence for this claim other than Dr. Ben Carson's own say-so, and have politely told him so.
If you're Dr. Ben Carson, then, you have a choice to make. You can say you misspoke, or quietly drop the subject and hope nobody brings it up again. Or you can insist that the sitting administration and the entire intelligence apparatus of the United States are misinformed and only you, the retired brain surgeon with no foreign policy experience or expertise whatsoever, know the full truth.
"I have several sources that I've got material from, I'm surprised my sources are better than theirs," he told reporters after a town hall event.
As are we all, I expect.
Because reporters still remain stubbornly skeptical that Dr. Ben Carson's foreign policy contacts and extensive network of spy satellites have uncovered something that nobody else in the foreign policy world knows, Carson's campaign has assured reporters that they will be releasing evidence for Carson's claims at some point this weekend. Won't that be fun.
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