Monday, July 18, 2005

Mecca in the crosshairs

Via AmericaBlog, a chilling account of what Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo thinks would be a good way to fight the war on terror...
Talk show host Pat Campbell asked the Littleton Republican how the country should respond if terrorists struck several U.S. cities with nuclear weapons.

"Well, what if you said something like -- if this happens in the United States, and we determine that it is the result of extremist, fundamentalist Muslims, you know, you could take out their holy sites," Tancredo answered.

"You're talking about bombing Mecca," Campbell said.

"Yeah," Tancredo responded.

Lets see. What would ignite a World War faster than anything?

Nuking a Holy City?

That would do it.

Of course, Tancredo would have a reason for his insane comments,

The congressman later said he was "just throwing out some ideas" and that an "ultimate threat" might have to be met with an "ultimate response."
Oh. That makes me feel better.

Instead of trying to keep nukes out of the hands of terrorists, threaten to destroy their holiest cities. That is sure to convince an extremist not to act, right? Right?

Not so much...

by Robster @ 7/18/2005 07:29:00 PM PERMALink