Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Odd quote for the day:

From Salon:

In an interview with the editorial board of the Bucks County Courier Times, embattled Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has equated the war in Iraq with J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings." According to the paper, Santorum said that the United States has avoided terrorist attacks at home over the past five years because the "Eye of Mordor" has been focused on Iraq instead.

"As the hobbits are going up Mount Doom, the Eye of Mordor is being drawn somewhere else," Santorum said. "It's being drawn to Iraq and it's not being drawn to the U.S. You know what? I want to keep it on Iraq. I don't want the Eye to come back here to the United States."

OK, I'm lost. Are we hobbits, and if so, is America (where the hobbits are at this point in the story) Mount Doom? Does George W. Bush have the Al-Qaeda Ring of Power on a necklace, and the entire Iraq debacle is just a distraction in order for him to buy enough time to destroy it? Is that why he's on "vacation" so often?

Whatever the case, I would like to say that I oppose using the American armed forces in general, and my little brother (a Combat Medic who spent a year fighting near Fallujah) specifically, as fly-paper for Islamic fundamentalists.


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