Sunday, May 10, 2015

Rick Santorum is Back and Pandering to the Neo Cons...

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Potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum is making the case to bomb ISIS back to the 7th century, in the name of preserving our cherished heritage of freedom and liberty. Of course he apparently hasn't any concrete ideas on exactly how that would be accomplished. Given ISIS is not a nation state and is wide spread in the Middle East, and it's tentacles reach further to other areas of the globe. Maybe Mr. Santorum is suggesting we simply load up and blanket bomb the entre Middle East and the Persian peninsula? Israel excluded of course as under Bibi's leadership they would no doubt be enthusiastic agents of mass destruction of their opponents in the region.

There is perhaps a slim chance Mr. Santorum might marshal enough support to actually receive the GOP nomination. Think about this possibility should that come to pass. Pamela Geller as his vice presidential running mate.

Don't laugh, stranger things have happened.

THE HILL - Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) said Saturday the military should damage the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to the point of impotence.

“If these folks want to return to a 7th Century version of Islam, then let’s load up our bombers and bomb them back to the 7th Century,” he argued during the South Carolina Freedom Summit in Greenville, S.C.

Santorum’s remarks came as he weighs a 2016 GOP presidential bid. The former lawmaker previously ran as a Republican in the 2012 election.

Santorum added the U.S. should not let ISIS threaten the liberties it had long cherished.

He cited ISIS’s repeated attacks on Western traditions as proof the terrorist organization despised the values Americans hold dear.

“What good is freedom of belief if you can’t speak what you believe?” Santorum asked. “If we don’t have liberty, what is it all worth?”

“Radical Islam is confronting this county,” he continued. “Terror is a tactic, and radical Islam is an ideology.”

“We need to be clear with the American people what a threat radical Islam presents,” Santorum added.

Santorum said President Obama had made the situation worse by disregarding America’s traditional diplomatic relations.

“I would be happy if the president were able to tell the difference between our friends and our enemies,” he said.

“Iran: Enemy. Israel: Friend,” he argued. “Iran will never keep anything that they promise to do.”

Santorum was criticizing President Obama’s framework nuclear deal with Tehran announced on April 2. The draft accord would lift economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for greater restrictions on its atomic energy program.

Obama has long argued diplomacy is the best means of preventing an Iran with nuclear weapons. {Read More}

Via: Memeorandum

13 comments:

  1. It's the lazy response to simply say "bomb ISIS" without identifying the centers of gravity you would target, or the broader, diplomatic policy you would pursue....to persuade Middle Eastern nations to take up the sword against ISIS.

    It's pablum for the masses. Santorum should be laughed out of the town square...but sadly....he'll have his following.

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  2. Isis is a convenient bogeyman for a huge and complex problem, and with which one we may not have in our best interest getting too involved.

    JMJ

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  3. I still think that the guy is gay and engaging in reaction formation.

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  4. He's a failed politician, and has failed to get back into the game. The ever-increasing, intervening years do not help such situations as his.

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    1. I'm sure he'll find an answer to his maladys in the 'Holy Book'.

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    2. Another "failed politician" is going to run for his old seat in WI. Just heard that Russ Feingold is going to try to get back into Congress. Being one of our finest Senators, I hope the voters in WI realize they made a huge mistake and are grateful for this second chance.

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  5. CI hits the nail on the head. It is very easy to say bomb folks back to the 7th century, or the stone age. Much harder though to explain how that will be done. Shall we just carpet bomb those areas, killing everyone in sight, including I presume, the Christians that live there?

    It was not too long ago that conservatives like Santorum called on Obama to almost go and personally go and save those folks. How could we just bomb ISIS and not kill the Christians we are supposed to be guarding?

    Ricks words are good sound bites, like bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran from Sen McCain, but no more useful.

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  6. Santorum knows squat about
    science. But, he has figured out bombs?

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