Posted by: sean | August 3, 2007

Tancredo: Attack Mecca and Medina

This is so incredible that I don’t think I can even comment on it. I’ll let Tancredo speak for himself:

WASHINGTON: Republican presidential hopeful Tom Tancredo says the best way he can think of to deter a nuclear terrorist attack on the U.S. is to threaten to retaliate by bombing Islamic holy sites.

The Colorado congressman on Tuesday told about 30 people at a town hall meeting in the state of Iowa that he believes such a terrorist attack could be imminent and that the U.S. needs to hurry up and think of a way to stop it.

“If it is up to me, we are going to explain that an attack on this homeland of that nature would be followed by an attack on the holy sites in Mecca and Medina,” Tancredo said at the Family Table restaurant. “Because that’s the only thing I can think of that might deter somebody from doing what they otherwise might do.”

Listen here.

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  1. Just so that no one takes Tancredo as representative of more modest idiots: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2007/08/04/tancredo-bomb-muslim-holy-sites-first/, where “Tom Casey, a deputy spokesman for the State Department, told CNN’s Elise Labott that the congressman’s comments were ‘reprehensible’ and ‘absolutely crazy.'” Nearly a thousand comments on the CNN site agree with the State Dept.’s assessment.


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