Tancredo: Another lunatic aspiring to wield power
Posted by darkstar 11 years ago
Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo’s campaign stood by his assertion that bombing holy Muslim sites would serve as a good “deterrent” to prevent Islamic fundamentalists from attacking the United States, his spokeswoman said Friday.  
“This shows that we mean business,” said Bay Buchanan, a senior Tancredo adviser. “There’s no more effective deterrent than that. But he is open-minded and willing to embrace other options. This is just a means to deter them from attacking us.”
Right...because threatening to destroy the holiest site of a billion Muslims in the world, the vast majority of whom are peace-loving people, and not to mention a huge population center in its own right, is a great way to deter the less than 1/10 of 1% of Muslims who are radical fundamentalists.  
My God, I can't think of a statement that could be better calculated to recruit moderate Muslims into a holy war against the US, which is exactly what the radicals want. Knotheads like Tancredo and the PNAC crowd are the best recruitment tools Al Qaeda has!
Hugh2d2: Just when I thought it couldn't get ANY worse than Buch/Cheney...
aktaeon: This idea is almost universally applauded in the conservative blogs.
Hugh2d2: Naturally.
So he's proposing that we just actually go straight out and become religious fundamentalist terrorists? I guess then we could start bombing ourselves. Bring the whole thing full-circle.
Hugh2d2: We have to suicide bomb them before they suicide bomb us!
FoolProof: At'll learn 'em.
darkstar: The US State Department came out forcefully against Tancredo's comments, calling them "reprehensible" and "absolutely crazy".  
Jack Cafferty also had a segment about it, too.