In South Carolina, Thompson spoke to a crowd of 400, with very little in his speech, if anything, addressing substantial issues but this caught my eye.
In his speech, Thompson assailed "unbearable tax burdens," called for restrained spending, and argued for a smaller federal government. He expressed his opposition to the immigration bill in Congress and decried the flow of illegal immigrants from Cuba, saying: "I don't imagine they're coming here to bring greetings from Castro. We're living in the era of the suitcase bomb."
As Giuliani has shown his utter ignorance regarding matters of foreign policy blowback, so too is Thompson. Is it accidental when one uses such blatant misinformation in order to scare people into voting for them?
There has been only one nation to ever develop a nuclear weapon that could be delivered by "hand", and that is....yup..The United States.
While it is infinitely popular in the media and in political circles to perpetuate this myth, it is just so much hogwash. The fact that Thompson even made the inference disqualifies him as being a serious choice for the Presidency since he either:
- Knows that there is no such thing as a 'suitcase nuke' and wants to perpetuate the myth for purely selfish reasons.
- Is completely ignorant of this fact and is himself scared to death.
In short, he is either a liar or a brainless coward. Not my idea of a President anyone should entrust with a nuclear arsenal.