July 19, 2005

As to what Mr Tancredo said...

I don't think it's a very useful or smart idea. (To bomb Mecca if the US gets hit with a big terrorist attack.)

On the other hand, it is very good for certain people to be aware that America is much more dangerous than our normal behavior might lead them to believe. For their own good.

America is not a fake democracy, like European countries, where you get them same ruling-class crowd no matter which party you vote for. It's often pointed out that this or that congressman is a drooling idiot, and perhaps some of them are...but what this also means is that our congress-critters don't all come from a few Ivy league Universities. Skull 'n Bones doesn't get you far in American politics.

Which means that, here, voters get a real choice. The Emir of Q'uu-Bai and the Pasha of P'zumba should be be aware. We are perfectly capable, if we get angry enough, of electing Mr Tancredo President, and telling him to collect some scalps.

I think a better threat would be that the next 9-11 will result in two more "Iraqs." And if the attack is bad enough, the first country to be democratized and Globalized will be Arabia. That's something that will scare people like Osama bin Laden. We should let certain people know, in a polite diplomatic way, that they are in real danger of having Barbie Dolls for sale at the Medina WalMart

Posted by John Weidner at July 19, 2005 8:01 AM
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