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Old 08-03-2007, 09:44 PM   #1
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"Bomb Mecca"

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...y-sites-first/

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Tancredo: Threaten to bomb Muslim holy sites in retaliation

WASHINGTON (CNN) — 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.”

On Tuesday, Tancredo warned a group of Iowans that another terrorist attack would “cause a worldwide economic collapse.” IowaPolitics.com recorded his comments.

“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. “That is the only thing I can think of that might deter somebody from doing what they would otherwise do. If I am wrong, fine, tell me, and I would be happy to do something else. But you had better find a deterrent, or you will find an attack.”

Tom Casey, a deputy spokesman for the State Department, told CNN’s Elise Labott that the congressman’s comments were “reprehensible” and “absolutely crazy.” Tancredo was widely criticized in 2005 for making a similar suggestion.

–CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich
Great idea. Not only would we be pissing off a billion Muslims even more than we already have, but we'd be asking the extremists to level Jerusalem and murder every single Christian who lives in the Middle East.

Yeah, that's a hell of a deterrent.

Seriously, America. This is the kind of absolutely insane person you have running for President?!?

Jesus H. Christ on a bike.
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If anything would start a third world war, it is the destruction of Mecca and Medina.

But of course, in the minds of millions of fundamentalist voters out there, that would bring about the Rapture and the Apocalypse, wouldn't it?
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Have you seen our current administration?

Just another psycho from our wonderful Republican party. The scary part is that one of these nuts is going to be elected eventually.
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That idea is simply not rational, and does not justify anything.
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I would love to know the thought process involved in coming up with crap like that.
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I would love to know the thought process involved in coming up with crap like that.
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Never heard of the guy. He's running for president? Hmmm, I've been following the campaign and never heard of him.
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Never heard of the guy. He's running for president? Hmmm, I've been following the campaign and never heard of him.
I'm not American and I've heard a lot from him. He's the lunatic who goes into every Republican debate ranting about immigrants, with xenophobia just dripping down his chin. And one of the "I don't believe in evolution" crowd too. He's quite vocal in the debates.
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and apparently a great subject for foreign press.
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and apparently a great subject for foreign press.
Actually, no.

Everything I've ever heard from him was on CNN or MSNBC. I don't recall a single time he's been mentioned in a Canadian paper.
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Who voted for this nutjob in the first place?
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and apparently a great subject for foreign press.
I've only seen him on Australian TV once. Heard plenty from the American media online though. I can't believe this guy is a federal politician.

I was going to say that he'd get laughed out of the country if he ran in Australia, but then I remembered that this is the country that elected Pauline Hanson to a seat in federal parliament.
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Have you seen our current administration?

Just another psycho from our wonderful Republican party. The scary part is that one of these nuts is going to be elected eventually.
Tancredo's statement is insane and does not reflect the GOP. No other candidate believes we should bomb Mecca, so dont clump all the candidates with this position.
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Tancredo's statement is insane and does not reflect the GOP. No other candidate believes we should bomb Mecca, so dont clump all the candidates with this position.
I don't think that was his point. I think his point was that the GOP has plenty of nuts.
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Thanks, Philly. That was my point.

Whenever I hear something like this, I think of the Dead Zone, where Sen. Stilson feels the same way, yet keeps it to himself in the hope of getting elected. I think a person like this is more likely to be residing within the GOP, imo.
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