Monday, August 06, 2007


Congressman Tom Tancredo has made news with these words from the wires;

"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 was referring to a nuclear attack on our country. He was committing himself to defending our country in the face of real terror from real nuclear threats, which is not too hard to imagine given the situation in Iran. His point is simple, if you attack our country and he is President, he will retaliate with overwhelming force and there will be no sites that are safe. This is an interesting and refreshing thing to hear from a candidate. It is the continued strategy of the enemy to hide caches of weapons and enemy combatants in their so called "holy sites". And the unwritten rule has been that we cannot attack such places, while they can. If you notice, in the sectarian violence that happens regularly in the Middle East, all parties concerned have no such problem attacking these very same sites.

So for once a candidate speaks the truth and gives message that would be understood, respected and even feared by the enemy,and here is the response, sadly from our State Deartment;

"The State Department on Friday reacted angrily to Tancredo's initial comments.
"Let me just say that it is absolutely outrageous and reprehensible for anyone to suggest attacks on holy sites -- whether they are Muslim, Christian, Jewish or those of any other religion," departmental spokesman Tom Casey said."

Comments and ideology such as these are the steps to the end of our country as we know it. While Congressman Tancredo is a severe long shot for the Presidency, this quote from him should be heeded by all who would aspire to the most important office in the land;

"My task as president of the United States is primarily to do one thing -- by the way, not to make sure everybody has health care or everybody's child is educated -- my task is to do one thing: to protect and defend this country. And that means to deter -- and I want to underline "deter" -- any kind of aggression, especially the type we are threatened with by Al-Qaeda, which is nuclear attack. I'm telling you right now that anybody that would suggest that we should take anything like this off the table in order to deter that kind of event in the United States isn't fit to be president of the United States."

Well said Congressman!

blog you later,
pastor tom