Now we know where Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas) thinks the weapons of mass destruction are buried: in Syria, which he said he’d like to nuke to smithereens.
Speaking at a veterans’ celebration at Suncreek United Methodist Church in Allen, Texas, on Feb. 19, Johnson told the crowd that he explained his theory to President Bush and Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) on the porch of the White House one night.
Johnson said he told the president that night, “Syria is the problem. Syria is where those weapons of mass destruction are, in my view. You know, I can fly an F-15, put two nukes on ‘em and I’ll make one pass. We won’t have to worry about Syria anymore.”
Via Matt Yglesias. First off, “those weapons of mass destruction” aren’t in Syria; “those weapons of mass destruction” never existed. Secondly, an atomic attack on Syria would, if anything, only trigger them to use WMDs against us, while committing nuclear genocide on millions of innocent Syrians. Not that the right would mind; their favorite blogger has endorsed genocide, after all, specifically against Muslims. Lovely people, those conservatives.