A Colorado congressman was merely "thinking outside the box" when he suggested the United States could bomb Mecca in retaliation for a terror strike by Muslim terrorists, his spokesman says.
OUT SIDE THE BOX! I'd say he's SOOOOOO far outside the proverbial box that he's probably in another box, one that's for Bigots and just plain stupid, yet dangerous people; I'm sure Hitler is in his box too! Maybe they get together and play I sunk your battleship... you know, just to see who has the biggest cahones
Republican Tom Tancredo was responding to a hypothetical question when he made the comments on a Florida radio station; he does not regret the statement and has nothing to apologize for if his remarks are kept in context.
I'm SORRY?!?!?! In what kind of context would stooping to the level of terrorists and BOMBING a HOLY site make this statement NOTHING to apologize for? Hmmm... Oh yes probably a meeting of the KKK, that would make it alright I guess!
The four-term congressman told WFLA radio in Orlando, Fla., that another hit on the U.S. from fundamentalists which outstripped the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks could be met by the U.S. "taking out their holy sites."
"You're talking about bombing Mecca," host Pat Campbell said.
"Yeah," responded Tancredo.
"What if you said we recognize this is the ultimate threat to the United States so this is the ultimate response. I'm just throwing out some ideas, because ... at that point in time you would be talking about taking the most draconian measures you could possibly imagine.
Now correct me if I'm wrong (and I know that none of you out there are afraid to do so) But isn't the US foreign policy of bombing the shit out of everything the REASON this stuff keeps happening! Sept 11th was a horrible and senseless event, and my heart still goes out to all of the people that lost family on that day. The idea of bombing someone else in retaliation, just because they are of the same faith as those that hurt you WILL NOT SOLVE ANYTHING!!!!! It only escalates the situation, and can NEVER bring anyone that was lost that day, back. Instead of revenge, the US should be trying to figure out how to LEARN from the mistakes that brought them to this point.
It just irks me to know that this guy isn't just a "nobody", he's someone who gets a say, someone who helps make the laws and the decisions in the US. How is it that we can continue to vote (dare I say...) extremists into a position of power. As far as I'm concerned, Tom, you're a terrorist too, and what's good enough for the gander... is good enough for the goose!