Monday, July 18, 2005

Nuke 'Em All

A few days ago Words Have Power asked what would the US do if a terrorist organization used a nuclear weapon on an American city?

Well, Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) has the answer. Nuke Mecca and every other Moslem holy city (excluding Jerusalem, I assume). This was his reasoned response when asked what the US should do if Islamic extremist carried out nuclear attacks on US cities.

…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."
Question: "You're talking about bombing Mecca?”

Answer: "Yeah. What if you said, we recognize that this is the ultimate threat to the United States, therefore this is the ultimate response."

Tancredo’s logic for the destruction of Moslem holy sites as a response to terrorism was impeccable. As explained by Tancredo spokesperson, Will Adams;

"We have an enemy with no uniform, no state, who looks like you and me and only emerges right before an attack. How do we go after someone like that?"

"What is near and dear to them? They're willing to sacrifice everything in this world for the next one. What is the pressure point that would deter them from their murderous impulses?"

There are one billion Moslems in the world today. The duty of each and everyone of them is to make a pilgrimage to Mecca during their lifetime. Mecca is the touchstone of their faith. Representative Tancredo is suggesting the in response to a nuclear attack carried out by a tiny fringe group of extremist murderers, the United State should retaliate by destroying for all time the very center of the Moslem faith.

Instead of the current small cadre of extremist who are at the fringe of their religious and social structures, Tancredo's strategy creates one billion blood enemies who will pass that hatred on for uncounted generations. A holy war unlike anything the world has every seen.

Brilliant. If Osama bin Laden was writing Tancredo’s speeches for him, it is unlikely that he could have come up with a more explosive and incendiary comment to put into the mouth of an American leader.