August 5, 2007

EVEN THE NEW DEALERS DIDN'T BOMB THE VATICAN:

US lawmaker defends Mecca bombing comments (AFP, Aug 5, 2007)

Fiery Republican presidential long-shot Tom Tancredo Sunday defended his suggestion that America should threaten to bomb Muslim holy sites in order to deter a nuclear attack on US soil.

Tancredo first mooted his controversial position last week, prompting the State Department to describe it as "absolutely crazy."


Crazy would be a defense. The congressman is instead a hate-ridden idiot.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 5, 2007 5:16 PM
Comments

Hope you enjoyed removing my last comment. It's the last you'll hear from me.

Posted by: obc at August 5, 2007 7:35 PM

Well, the second-to-last, anyway.

Posted by: Ibid at August 5, 2007 8:18 PM

There is a possible arguement for attacking the center of Jihad, but Tancredo does not make it. What he advocates is a war crime, plain and simple. Well, at least it is for those of us who believe in the existence of teh Law of War.

If the Catholic Church were the center of holy war, that attack on the Vatican might be arguable. We cannot consider Islam as a religion only. It does not fit our categories of church and state, or, for that matter, of war and not-war.

Posted by: Lou Gots at August 5, 2007 8:28 PM

No religion is only a religion. Such an institution would be inhuman, would, indeed, violate what our religion teaches us to be true.

Posted by: oj at August 5, 2007 9:49 PM

Lots of hate-ridden idiots out there. Too bad their idiots are in power...

Posted by: darryl at August 5, 2007 10:31 PM

I think most people have said things like this in moments of frustration. But most folks don't really mean it. Tancredo, meanwhile, not just said it but -- when given the opportunity to wisely chicken out -- reaffirmed that he meant what he said.

It does make you wonder what he would advocate doing to illegal immigrants if his public utterances weren't somewhat restrained by the decency of the public.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at August 6, 2007 7:24 PM
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