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Rep. Tom Tancredo made his remarks Friday on WFLA-AM in Orlando, Florida. His spokesman stressed he was only speaking hypothetically.
Talk show host Pat Campbell asked the Littleton Republican how the country should respond if terrorists struck several U.S. cities with nuclear weapons.
"Well, what if you said something like -- if this happens in the United States, and we determine that it is the result of extremist, fundamentalist Muslims, you know, you could take out their holy sites," Tancredo answered.
"You're talking about bombing Mecca," Campbell said.
"Yeah," Tancredo responded.
The congressman later said he was "just throwing out some ideas" and that an "ultimate threat" might have to be met with an "ultimate response."
Stanley: War? Who are we at war with?
Gabriel: Anyone who impinges on America's freedom. Terrorist states, Stanley. Someone must bring their war to them. They bomb a church, we bomb 10. They hijack a plane, we take out an airport. They execute American tourist, we tactically nuke an entire city. Our job is to make terrorism so horrific that is becomes unthinkable to attack Americans.
Originally posted by LA_Maximus
OK, Liberals listen closely
To win a war against the Radical Islam, you have to be more ruthless than they are.
Originally posted by NoJustice
Ok, right wing NeoCON, you listen closely
waging a war against all muslims isn't fighting back against Radical Islam.
Originally posted by Kriz_4
So destroy something of worship for millions/billions because of what a few did?
Sick morons. You would have every muslim on the planet beying for the US' to be destroyed, is that what you want? I expect so, give you racists an excuse to kill all those A Rabs eh.
Yehaw, gotta love the red neck cowboys.
[edit on 18-7-2005 by Kriz_4]
Originally posted by GREGNOW
Some of you are as bad and as simple/single minded as the terrorists.