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“Enemies of the U.S., Unite!” Says Santorum

In Afghanistan, Culture of Corruption, Election 2006, Election 2008, Global War On Terror, International politics, International Public Health, Iraq War, Laws & Regulation, Misc., New York City, Race, Terrorism on August 28, 2006 at 5:30 pm

What could possibly be more dangerous than giving geographically and ideologically varied “enemies of the United States” a reason to unite against us. These groups Santorum is calling out to brawl in the school yard have not necessarily had historic ties, but will see in us a common enemy that is ignorantly clumping them all together, as more Republicans continue to box “Islamofascists” together.

We need responsible diplomacy, not a cock-sure Senator.  Do what you can to say goodbye to Ricky.

U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum on Monday drew parallels between World War II and the current war against “Islamic fascism,” saying they both require fighting a common foe in multiple countries.

“Were the Japanese imperialists with their mind-set and their ideology the same as the Nazis? Obviously not. Were they the same as the fascists in Italy? Obviously not. But they were still a common enemy,” the Republican told about 250 people at a Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon.

“We’re at war with Islamic fascism,” said Santorum, who is seeking a third term this year. “Afghanistan and Iraq and southern Lebanon and every country around the world is a front.”

A diarist at DailyKos discussed this dangerous far-Right framing recently, but I can’t seem to find it. Post the link as a comment if you have it available.

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