The Pathetic Wooden Crusader Rick Santorum

My Catbird Seat February 22, 2012 0
The Pathetic Wooden Crusader Rick Santorum

The second coming…

The real danger to America’s status and national security that Russ Feingold refers to in his book, I believe, is if Rick Santorum somehow, perhaps through some Divine intervention, shows up in the White House as the President of the United States, or even as the Vice President as some say he might be shooting for.

by Kam Zarrabi

In his new book, While America Sleeps, the former Senator from Wisconsin, Russ Feingold, cautions the nation about the dangers to America’s best interests if foreign policy issues remain totally overshadowed by purely internal concerns. He criticizes the Republican presidential candidates for their lack of international savvy and the use of nonsensical sound-bites and unmeasured bellicose statements, reflecting “[S]uch a silly view of the rest of the world.”

He is absolutely right. However, an important point seems to be neglected in that assessment: There is a significant difference between politicians who know better but feel compelled to stoop down to the their potential voting blocks’ mindsets, and the politicians who truly believe in what they proclaim.

The former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, cannot be considered a culturally illiterate person who is oblivious to global interconnections, the importance of international diplomacy, or the complexities of the world in which America must navigate. Neither, in my opinion, is Mitt Romney.

Now, Rick Santorum is a totally different creature.This fellow actually believes what he says. Gingrich spews bigotry and hatred toward the Islamic world (excluding, of course, the despotic leaders of our client states), and in particular against Iran, and by doing so receives tens of millions of dollars in campaign funds from Zionist zealots plus the vital endorsement of the Israel lobby. The man wants to get elected, simple as that.

Should Romney find his way into the White House, as unlikely as it seems, he would find himself in the same constraints and would have to walk the same tightrope as Barak Obama has been doing.

As Michael Scheuer said during his appearance on Lou Dobbs show the other night, the Israel lobby “owns our Congress”. On the one hand the Administration is entrusted with policies that would serve the best interests of the nation, and on the other, great care must be exercised to prevent getting dragged into another quagmire by Israel and its immense influence over the United States Congress and the media, which feed the American public what Israeli agendas dictate. This is a monumental task for the President, whoever he (or she) might be, Democrat, Republican or Independent. This is not the kind of shackle that even the admirably honest and outspoken Ron Paul could easily break.

The real danger to America’s status and national security that Russ Feingold refers to in his book, I believe, is if Rick Santorum somehow, perhaps through some Divine intervention, shows up in the White House as the President of the United States, or even as the Vice President as some say he might be shooting for.

Santorum, quite unlike his top competitor, is as honest and sincere as he appears to be. He is honestly and sincerely a bigoted, culturally handicapped, religious fundamentalist.

If he knew enough about history, he’d change his name to King Ferdinand, alluding to the Spanish Inquisition in the 15th. century.

While he is perhaps cautioned by his handlers to spare the Jews, his fear and hatred of the Islamic world or anything at all Islamic has become proverbial.

A colleague sent me a link to one of Santorum’s remarkable speeches, which is worth reading. The Zionists and neoconservatives obviously like his utterances, this fellow’s attacks on Islam and the Islamic world serve their purpose, even though they are smart enough to correctly appraise Mr. Santorum’s warped world view.

Even the likes of arch Zionist evangelist, Pastor John Hagee, the founder (2006) of the Christians United for Israel organization, and his Cornerstone Church, the darling of the Israel lobby, AIPAC, must know better. Like so many other high profile evangelicals, they know what to preach and whom to cater to in order to secure their expansive membership and to preserve their financial empires with the blessings of their bovine followers.

But not Santorum. He honestly believes that Barak Obama is a Moslem in disguise, and being a Moslem, he is following the evil Islamic theology and sides with the Islamic world at the expense of America’s own interests.The following segment is an example of Santorum’s recent remarks regarding President Obama:

By Samuel P. Jacobs

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum challenged President Barack Obama’s Christian beliefs on Saturday, saying White House policies were motivated by a different theology.”

A devout Roman Catholic who has risen to the top of Republican polls in recent days, Santorum said the Obama administration had failed to prevent gas prices rising and was using “political science” in the debate about climate change.

Obama’s agenda is “not about you. It’s not about your quality of life. It’s not about your jobs. It’s about some phony ideal. Some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible. A different theology,” Santorum told supporters of the conservative Tea Party movement at a Columbus hotel.

Please focus on the underlined bold segments of this dimwit’s statements. What did he mean by not preventing gas prices rising? What did he actually infer by “Some phony theology”?

Could it be that this fundamentalist Christian Mullah believes Obama, were he really a true Christian like him, should have nuked Iran and taken over the control of the region’s oil so that gas priced wouldn’t rise here at home? Does his reference to a “phony theology” imply Islamic theology?

What kind if image is being projected on the world stage about America and the American nation when an intellectually wanting religious fundamentalist like this idiot is heralded as a potential leader of the most powerful empire in the world?

In his most recent pronouncements, he drew a parallel between the general views about Adolf Hitler before the Second World War and the President of the United States, Barak Obama, without naming names, of course.

What is sad about the whole spectacle of an innocently and honestly dumb former senator running for the presidency of a great nation, is the fact that there are enough hardcore radical rightwing religious zealots among us who find this wooden crusader worth supporting.
 


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Kam Zarrabi is the author of In Zarathushtra’s Shadow and Necessary Illusion. He has conducted lectures and seminars on international affairs, particularly in relation to Iran, with focus on US/Iran issues. Zarrabi’s latest book is Iran, Back in Context.

More information about Mr. Zarrabi and his work is available at:intellectualdiscourse.com

Also see:

Russ Feingold: ‘It’s A Threat To Our Country’ To Elect One Of The GOP Presidential Candidates

 

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