A Colorado Republican congressman makes some really helpful comments:
July 18, 2005 1:08 p.m. EST
Christina Ficara – All Headline News Staff Reporter
Orlando, FL (AHN) – Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) told WFLA-AM in Orlando, the U.S. could “take out” Islamic holy sites if Muslim fundamentalist terrorists attacked the country with nuclear weapons.
Rep. Tancredo made his remarks Friday, yet, his spokesman stressed he was only speaking hypothetically.
According to a Yahoo report, talk show host Pat Campbell asked the Littleton Republican how the country should respond if terrorists struck several U.S. cities with nuclear weapons.
Tancredo said, “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.”
Campbell replied, “You’re talking about bombing Mecca.”
Tancredo responded, “Yeah.”
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.”