By the way... I don't like Big Ben anymore. Do you think we should bomb it? How about Ankor Wat?
We'll just have to accept your apologies later, or else maybe you've been misunderstood. Clearly, someone must have taken your comments out of context and twisted whatever it was you were trying to say. You didn't mean that. Afterall, you are a culturally sensitive American in a position of power. Maybe you'll tell us that you've done some soul searching and say something about being regretful... blah blah blah... At any rate, it's time to start backtracking, Congressman Tancredo. Be sure and mention that you have Muslim friends.
"Congressman Threatens Islamic Holy Sites"
"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.