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Santorum Was Right About Iran—When It Was Unpopular

Rick Santorum doesn't fit any of the stereotypes of current foreign-policy ideologies. He's too idealistic to be a "realist," too conservative and too religious to be a "neocon," and too revolutionary to be a "paleocon." He's an old-fashioned, feisty patriot, in the mold of Harry Truman and Ronald Reagan.

Mr. Santorum's hatred of tyranny traces back to his grandfather Pietro, who took the family from Lake Garda in northern Italy to Pennsylvania's coal country to escape Mussolini's dictatorship in the 1920s. Pietro Santorum worked in the mines until he was 72 and, as Mr. Santorum often says, taught him "to treasure the gift of freedom [and] to have faith in God's grace."

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1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Santorums grandfather fled Mussolini because he was a communist. Santorums devotion to Israel is at odds with what is best for the US. Iran has no nukes and we have no issues with France or China or N. Korea having them. Just Iran. Rather odd. Even Israel has about 300...and unlike Iran, Israel really has attacked and spied on the US. Santorum is another pol selling us out to further his own interests. He's a "team player", he told you that he'll ditch his principles for "the team". What more do you need to know?


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