Wednesday, October 18, 2006

There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful.

Atrios pointed to this great Think Progress catch of Rick Santorum lunacy:

Would Gandalf stay the course?

Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) explains the Iraq war by citing Lord of the Rings: “As the hobbits are going up Mount Doom, the Eye of Mordor is being drawn somewhere else,” Santorum told a newspaper editorial board. “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.”

(My favorite comment from the Think Progress thread on this- "Wait, Howard Dean says Yeaaarrrghh! and the guy is nuts, but Santorum gets to explain the situation in Iraq using a fantasy story featuring wizards, elves and dwarfs?")

I'm sure Sanatorum is referring to al-qaeda but if we REALLY want to start looking for current analogies to Sauron I think we can look a little closer to home. Who is really the all-seeing, evil entity that resides in the East? Who uses a "Terrorist Survelliance System" to spy on us all? Who has an acerbic aversion to the innocent nature-lovers among us?

Then there's this...


Overdroid said...

I suspect Ricky doesn't understand the theme of this story. Something about power corrupting and mercy being the thing that saves people and war not being what ultimately saves the world.

Dean Wormer said...

It is weird how Republicans keep using fictional books, movies and television to make a political point.

Someone should start a blog based on that premise.

Don Snabulus said...

oh, really. I doubt anyone has the perspicacity to engage in such an endeavor.