carpet bomb

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Verb1.carpet bomb - bomb a large area systematically and extensively; "The U.S. decided to carpet bomb Vietnam"
bomb, bombard - throw bombs at or attack with bombs; "The Americans bombed Dresden"
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org/content/348/6234/571) at an alarming rate , but it isn't about to carpet bomb dreams of having a white Christmas - at least not this year.
When I hear somebody saying we should carpet bomb Iraq or Syria, not only is that inhumane, not only is that contrary to our values, but that would likely be an extraordinary mechanism for ISIL to recruit more people willing to die and explode bombs in an airport or in a metro station," Obama said, in a direct reference to remarks of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican presidential candidate.
In the US, Donald Trump proposed banning entry to all Muslims, and Ted Cruz wants to carpet bomb Middle Eastern cities to "see if sand can glow in the dark.
The way to combat terrorism is not through a carpet bomb that kills innocent people (who also are against terrorism), because more killing is not the answer to ISIS' killing and destruction.
You can't carpet bomb ISIS if you don't have planes and bombs to attack them with," Rubio said, raising Cruz's year-after-year opposition to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which funds the military.