Friday, August 03, 2007

To Stewpid?

Tom Tancredo is a particularly nasty piece of work. For those of you who don't follow Colorado politics, he is the Congressman from Colorado's 6th district. He has extremist views on any number of subjects but today's really floored me.

Talking on the campaign trail (Yes my friends he's running for President. Yes of the United States.) He recently asserted that if we are attacked again, we should bomb Mecca and Medina- the two holiest sites in Islam.

While I think he means if we're attacked by muslim extremists, he didn't say specifically in the audio file I heard or the transcript I read. So, if we're attacked- by whoever- we should retaliate by attacking these two sites which happen to be in Saudi Arabia. An ally. An ally with oil. And yes I use the term ally to mean a politically expedient ally, not a morally desirably one.

Congressman Tancredo is quoted as follows:

"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." [Emphasis added]
-Tom Tancredo July 31st 2007 (1)

This brings me to the point of this Blog- Congressman, If you aren't smart enough to think of at least one other response, you really shouldn't be looking to lead the free world. In fact the people of the Colorado's 6th would do well to initiate a recall immediately.

Is Congressman Tancredo suggesting that the next time a Catholic is involved in an attack such as McVeigh(2) and Oklahoma City we should should bomb. . .what? Congressman Tancredo, help me out here.

Furthermore, attacking Saudi Arabia would most certainly galvanize the Middle East against the West. A large part of the reason that so many Middle Eastern nations joined with us in the first Coalition was because of Saddam Hussain's unilateral attack against Kuwait. Attacking a fellow Muslim nation was sin enough for the entire region to turn their back on the Iraqi madman. Imagine what they'd do if our assertedly Christian country were to bomb that which is sacred to 1.3 billion people. (Thats the world wide population of Muslims in case you didn't know)

Speaking of smart enough: I am amazed on a broader level that the Bush administration thinks they have to throw out the Bill of Rights to win against these goons. Are we finally announcing to the world that we aren't smart enough to win by our own rules?

Call your representatives and ask for a censure of Congressman Tancredo's call for an a attack on Mecca and Medina. If you live in Colorado's 6th, start recall proceding against this small minded bigot.

Think about it.

(In his own words and voice)


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