2006 Vintage Santorum: So Many WMDs In Iraq

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Rick Santorum's late come-from-behind finish (You know, there's no way to talk about his campaign without double entendres) in Iowa was generally attributed by the media powers-that-be as being due to his lack of vetting before the vote. Naturally, no one thought him a credible candidate until all the others showed themselves to be the clowns that they are. So by default, little Ricky climbed up the ranks to Number Two (See? It just writes itself). But you can be sure that Santorum's days of little scrutiny are over.

We at C&L would like to assist the media in their new endeavor by reminding everyone of just how incredibly stupid Rick Santorum is in matters of national security. Back in 2006, Amato caught this little exchange on Hannity, where Santorum actually waves in front of the camera allegedly classified documents:

Greg Sargent picked up my original assertion the other night that Rick might have violated federal laws by holding up a classified document to the camera on H&C: I wrote

"If that is the document that's classified, isn't little Ricky breaking about a gazillion different federal laws by exposing them? I've taken the precaution of blackening it a bit. Of course, I'm no attorney, but I believe this is the law.

But even better than that little bit of flagrant law-breaking is the subject for which Santorum and cohort Pete Hoekstra wanted to stake their national security bona fides: finding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Which, as you may remember, was frequently promised to us, but never actualized. While Hannity kept trumping up what an amazing discovery this was, it took only Fox News' own Jim Angle making the call to the DOD that Santorum never bothered to do to soundly debunk the whole dang thing.

And this is the guy Republicans think should have the nuclear codes?

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