Al Qaeda smoking ban is one of the reasons Iraqis are rejecting Islamic extremists viewsStumping in Iowa Fred Thompson informed listeners an Al Qaeda smoking ban was one reason freedom-loving Iraqis bolted to the U.S. side.
"They said, 'You gotta quit smoking,'" Thompson explained to a questioner asking about progress in Iraq during a town hall-style meeting.
Thompson said the smoking ban and terror tactics Al Qaeda used to oppress women and intimidate local leaders pushed tribes in western Anbar Province to support U.S. troops.
Apparently pro-smoking ban activists and anti free market lawmakers in the U. S. share some very similar traits with Al Qaeda. And don't forget it was Hitler (an ally to Muslim extremists) who enacted the first smoking ban.
Clearing the Air hopes Al Qaeda wannabe lawmakers here in America take heed of this lesson.
Update: During U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker's testimony before Congress today he confirmed that Al Qaeda enforced their smoking ban in Iraq by cutting off fingers of Iraqi civilians. Smoking ban activists in this country are equally as extreme.....eliminating, businesses, jobs, and livelihoods.