Friday, March 04, 2005


Breakfast at church
    DALLAS - A congressman who raised eyebrows with recent remarks about personally wanting to drop a nuclear bomb on Syria now says he was joking.

    The Feb. 19 remarks by Rep. Sam Johnson (news, bio, voting record), R-Texas, at a church pancake breakfast were first reported this week in Roll Call. The Capitol Hill newspaper reported it had heard a recording of the talk made by someone in attendance.

    According to Roll Call, Johnson said he was talking with President Bush (news - web sites) and GOP Rep. Kay Granger (news, bio, voting record) at the White House about weapons of mass destruction that troops failed to find in Iraq (news - web sites).

    According to Roll Call, Johnson said he told the president: "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."

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