Rick Santorum Compares Iraq to LOTR

I no longer can tell the difference between an Onion article and the real thing.

LEVITTOWN – Embattled U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum said America has avoided a second terrorist attack for five years because the “Eye of Mordor” has instead been drawn to Iraq.

Santorum used the analogy from one of his favorite books, J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1950s fantasy classic, “Lord of the Rings,” to put an increasingly unpopular war in Iraq into terms any school kid could easily understand.

“As the hobbits are going up Mount Doom, the Eye of Mordor is being drawn somewhere else,” Santorum said, describing the tool the evil Lord Sauron used in search of the magical ring that would consolidate his power over Middle-earth.

“It’s being drawn to Iraq and it’s not being drawn to the U.S.,” he continued. “You know what? I want to keep it on Iraq. I don’t want the Eye to come back here to the United States.”

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  1. This is not the sort of person we want making any kind of decisions that affect the country. I wish I still lived in Pennsylvania so I could vote against the man.

    Even as a literary analogy, it’s pretty flimsy. Frodo and Sam are not just some distractionary tactic, any more so than our troops and allies should be in Iraq. And in the books, the enemies are actually *in* Mordor. It’s not as if the hobbits invaded nearby Gondor on flimsy or manufacted evidence of orcs and ring-wraiths.

    This is just more of the same “flypaper strategy” we’ve heard time and again — which, even if it works, still reduces our soldiers to flypaper.

  2. This guy is such a jackass. Speaking of rings, Sex Columnist Dan Savage coined the term Santorum as a fitting tribute to Senator as the frothy mix of fecal matter and lube as the result of anal sex. This guy deserves such a fitting tribute, he truly is an gushing fundie asshole.

    http://www.spreadingsantorum.com

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