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.
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."
Tancredo has led the charge to get someone to do something to close the border in the southern US. I liked him big time for that - and this sends a very good message to those who would dirty nuke us. It is the way it has to be. I think scenarios like this have been talked about a lot in DC but finally, someone has the cahones to actually say it.
This also puts pressure on the Saudis and any other states that are openly supporting these thugs.