On Monday, Leslie Stahl asked Rick Santorum what we could have done differently in Iraq to make the situation better. Stahl proposed that one option would have been to send in more troops. Rick responded that at the beginning of the invasion of Iraq, just as many "field commanders" wanted fewer troops as wanted more troops.
Rick, of course, wouldn't name any of those commanders. But as you can see from the opening paragraph of this Washington Monthly article, Generals Eric Shinseki and Tommy Franks wanted more troops, while Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz believed fewer troops should be used. Does Santorum consider Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz field commanders?
At the end of the clip Rick says he's "been in many briefings where that's been said," we think he may be getting K Street Project meetings confused with military briefings. Watch the clip:
Tuesday around 11 am, Neal Boortz was doing his radio show from the Heritage Foundation and drug Santorum onto the air. Obviously, Boortz had not been paying any attention to the campaign. Penn. native Boortz' first question was, "Where do you live?" After that conversation, Boortz asked about polls. Santorum's answers were so slippery, it took Boortz about three questions before he realized Santorum was losing. I almost drove off the road laughing. Santorum ended the interview by saying his dad credited his good fortune in life to the GI Bill.
He is as deranged as Katherine Harris, because he is only concerned about power. He does not give a damn about substance, he does not give a damn about the long-term consequences of his votes in the Senate. Is there a single, meaningful piece of legislation the average citizen in PA, much less the rest of the country, can connect him to? The answer is a resounding no. He has demogogued his way to the top, playing on people's fears like a latter-day Joe McCarthy, endorsing policies that provide him with short-term political cover while doing long-term systemic damage to this country. If he is an example of how the Republican party has changed, may God have mercy on us.
Yes, it is entertaining. But shouldn't they all (Bush, Rumsfeld, Santorum, Harris) have jobs @ Faux News because: a) it is in the private sector rather than taxpayer funded & b) we can ignore/ turn they off before they do any more damage?
He confuses strategic decisions -- number of troops, etc -- with tactical -- how to kill. Then he blames it on the commanders on the ground. He needs to be removed from office and permanently banned from any type of authoritative position anywhere.
I guess this explains why Senator Santorum has stabbed Pennsylvania in the back by voting to close Pennsylvanias military bases and facilities.
Just ask the service people who work at the Willow Grove Air Station and are losing their jobs as a direct result of the Senator voting to close them, what they think of Senator Santorum. They have served in Iraq for the last four years and have come home to be let go.
That is how the Senator and Rumsfeld reward their service.