To: My Favorite Headache
This joker must be looking forward to a future in which Mecca and Medina are turned into giant parking lots paved with radioactive glass. You'd think they'd learn something from our reaction to Pearl Harbor and the 9/11 attacks. Perhaps a few more lessons will be needed.
Frankly, I'd rather trade with them than fight a war, but if they're itching to ratchet up the conflict -- - "bring 'em on!"
Careful..you know what happened to W when he said Bring em On!
posted on 12/23/2003 1:09:04 AM PST
by My Favorite Headache
(Rush 30th Anniversary Tour In May 2004...Be There)
As attractive as the fantasy of nuking Mecca is, and I admit, sometimes it is damned appealing, it won't happen -- not even if the terrorists take out New York completely.
Even if he wanted to, I don't even think Bush could do it. Our strategic arms command and control is not the "open briefcase, push button" fantasy of fiction writers. It's just not the way Americans do things.
There are sure to be safeties in place to prevent unauthorized launches and any launch order coming from the President is going to have to be justifiable in terms of immediate threat. Mecca is not a threat to anyone.
Israel might do it. If it ever looked like the Iranians or the Pakistanis were getting ready to make good on their threat to take out Tel Aviv, they might make it clear that the cost would be Mecca, but not the U.S.
Unfortunately, the terrorists know it.
posted on 12/23/2003 1:29:33 AM PST
(Qui docet discit!)
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