Frank Gaffney's National Security Action Summit brought the wackier side of the GOP presidential field to Iowa on Saturday to talk tough about Iran and spread fear about Muslims.
Rick Santorum, Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Bobby Jindal spoke, as did Ted Cruz over video. Not a lot of sense was made.
Here's Donald Trump:
“We are led by stupid people and we can’t go on like this," said the "Celebrity Apprentice" mastermind.
“Christians can’t come into this country but Muslims can. What’s that all about? Something has got to be coming down from the top. People are flowing through [the border with Mexico] like water. At what point is it going to be too late?”
Rick Santorum, meanwhile, was terrified by an electromagnetic pulse attack from Iran.
“An electromagnetic pulse over the state of Iowa could knock us back to the stone age,” Santorum said, before offering this: “Worse, people in the stone age knew how to live in the stone age. We don’t.”
In response to a question from the audience about differentiating between peaceful Muslims and members of ISIS, the former Pennsylvania senator said that “If you look at Islamists, they all have the same ideology. By and large the only difference between the Muslim Brotherhood and Isis is the methods they will take to impose their theology.”
Jindal, the Louisiana governor, suggested that Muslim religious leaders need to call out jihadis by name and tell them they are "going straight to hell where they belong."