This is from last week, but I wanted to post it anyway. Cooper only needed to turn to C&L for his answer. Tom Tancredo went on Anderson Cooper and denied he said what he 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,” Tancredo answered. “You’re talking about bombing Mecca,” Campbell said.
“Yeah,” Tancredo responded.
LEKOVIC:...Congressman Tancredo is the same man who a few years ago said that we should consider taking out Mecca in order to send a message to the terrorists. So...
TANCREDO: Whoa -- that is absolutely...
LEKOVIC: ... this gentleman is not the man to be...
TANCREDO: You have no respect, ma'am, because you would say a thing like that.
LEKOVIC: ... discussing this type of problem to preserve all human life.
TANCREDO: Well, that is absolutely untrue that I said we should take out Mecca in order to send a message.
LEKOVIC: Sir, you said we should consider it.
TANCREDO: It was never to, quote, "send a message." And that is an entirely inaccurate way...
LEKOVIC: Sir, did you say that we should consider taking out Mecca?
TANCREDO: What I said was, well, do you want to fight that battle again? I'm happy to. But what I'm telling you is what you just said is not only inaccurate, but I think it's disingenuous.
COOPER: Well, as always, we care about the facts on 360. We checked the transcript of Congressman Tancredo's interview with talk show host Pat Campbell.
When asked how he would respond if terrorists struck several U.S. cities with nuclear weapons, he said, quote, "If this happens in the United States and we determined that it is the result of extremist fundamentalist Muslims, you know, you could take out their holy sites."
Campbell said, "You're talking about bombing Mecca?"
And Tancredo responded, "Yes."
Kos Diary: Too stupid for words.