Rep Tom Tancredo Emboldens Enemy; Endangers Troops
Where is the right-wing outrage and demands for apologies from Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO)? On Friday Tancredo said this in response to a question about what the United States could do to respond to a terrorist attack here.
"You could take out their holy sites."
The interviewer then says "Your talking about bombing Mecca." And Tancredo responded "Yeah."
Now the right-wingnuts are all out on ledges after Sen. Durbin suggests that there is mistreatment of prisoners at Gitmo, saying that as soon as Durbin utters these words they are on Al-Jazzera and the enemy sees him and hears his words and it emboldens them and puts our troops in danger. Tell how threatening all Muslims, not just those terrorizing us, but all Muslims with blowing up their Holy Sites is good for our troops.
Consider these two recruiting campaigns by the terrorists.
"Join us in Jihad, they are mistreating our brothers in arms who have been captured and sent to Cuba."
"Join us in Jihad, they are going to blow up Mecca even you are don't, so you may as well join us and get some payback."
I know those are somplistic, but you get the idea.
Dick Durbin was trying to right a wrong. Trying to get this country to live up to it's great past. Tom Tancredo was simply making irresponsibile, wreckless remarks that can only be seen as a pander to the far right by a politician who has been on the other side of the White House on high profile issues like immigration and now wants to run for President in 2008.
Tom Tancredo should apologize to our troops and to all peace loving Muslims in the world and then never be heard from again.
I guess it's fianlly happened, our government is being run by Ann "Invade thier countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity" Coulter. Hide under your bed.