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Barking Mad

I really need to have someone explain why the GOP is supposedly the party of national security. Seriously, they have some people who really need some major help, and I don’t think they’re ready to admit they have a problem.

From the Ticker blog CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich writes Tancredo: Threaten to bomb Muslim holy sites in retaliation

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo’s campaign stood by his assertion that bombing holy Muslim sites would serve as a good “deterrent” to prevent Islamic fundamentalists from attacking the United States, his spokeswoman said Friday.

“This shows that we mean business,” said Bay Buchanan, a senior Tancredo adviser. “There’s no more effective deterrent than that. But he is open-minded and willing to embrace other options. This is just a means to deter them from attacking us.”

I see, the people who don’t have a problem becoming suicide bombers, who think flying airplanes into buildings is a good idea, are going to be intimidated by attacks on sacred sites. If you are going to bomb sacred sites why not include number three, Jerusalem?

Even the Hedgemony thinks this is a bad idea:

Tom Casey, a deputy spokesman for the State Department, told CNN’s Elise Labott that the congressman’s comments were “reprehensible” and “absolutely crazy.” Tancredo was widely criticized in 2005 for making a similar suggestion.

Oh, for some reason CNN forgot to mention that Mr. Tancredo is a proud member of the Curtis LeMay wing of the GOP, and a candidate for president.