Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Throwing the Baby Out Too

Clark Smith at Calblog gives a good roundup of links regarding Rep. Tancredo's musing that Mecca might be a good place to retaliate for a nuclear strike against the US by "extremist Muslims".

Clark thinks its a dumb statement by a smart guy, and I'd agree. Tancredo said we'd hit "holy sites"; the reporter specifically asked about Mecca. What about the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem? Or the "Footprints of Adam" in Sri Lanka?

If the IRA, with the help of the Republic of Ireland, nuked San Antonio, should we strike the Vatican?

It smacks too much of "Failsafe", to suggest we play mindgames by choosing indirect targets for nuclear strikes.

However...

Ed Morrissey at Captain's Quarters says Tancredo's wrong, because we'd never kill civilians in retaliation for an attack.

And Hugh Hewitt says Tancredo's wrong, even if the Saudi Arabian government were responsible, because we don't dare upset 1.1 billion Muslims by slagging their favorite town.

I Am Doubt from Body Parts reminds us that retaliation for nuclear attacks on the US is something we thought through long ago.

I believe it was that raving xenophobe, Eisenhower, who said we'd meet nukes with nukes, and not necessarily proportionately. And the flaming reactionary, JFK, who said a nuclear attack on a NATO ally would be considered a nuclear attack on the US and would trigger the Eisenhower Doctrine.

This has been the core policy of the United States ever since. (MAD is technically the subsequent acknowledgement that the other guys would adopt the Eisenhower/Kennedy Doctrine for themselves.)

To make an operable nuclear weapon requires the support of a real government. If a nuclear weapon exploded inside the United States, we would be looking to remove a criminal regime, the same way we had to remove the Taliban. A nuclear-capable state like the Taliban.

To suggest that we'd never, ever bomb cities to do that is foolish. It depends on the enemy's depth of air defense and dispersion of nuclear facilities. The University of Chicago built a reactor under a tennis court...

To suggest we'd deliberately avoid targets with a high cultural/religious value is also foolish. We've seen the Muslim notion of sanctuary is one-sided. The faithful can visit a mosque to pray, or store arms, or direct artillery; but God smite the infidel who visits with a camera! (The only photos National Geographic can obtain of the Qaaba are taken by Muslims.)

At a time when the top brass in China is talking about nuking our West Coast if we stop the conquest of Taiwan, we definitely don't need to give the wrong impression about our resolve to retaliate thoroughly, effectively, at those directly responsible.

20 comments:

Patrick O'Hannigan said...

I agree with you that Tancredo's statement was a dumb comment by a smart guy. But I sometimes find Hugh Hewitt exasperating, because almost everything he does seems done with an eye to burnishing his self-proclaimed image as the voice of reason for the "center-right coalition." Consequently, he gives the impression that it's impolite to talk as Lee Harris and others have done about a "clash of civilizations," which means Hewitt is handicapped in situations where everything depends on naming or framing issues correctly.

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