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    Rick Santorum Defends the Crusades

    Rick Santorum launched into a scathing attack on the left, charging during an appearance in South Carolina that the history of the Crusades has been corrupted by “the American left who hates Christendom.”

    “The idea that the Crusades and the fight of Christendom against Islam is somehow an aggression on our part is absolutely anti-historical,” Santorum said in in Spartanburg on Tuesday . “And that is what the perception is by the American left who hates Christendom.”

    He added, “They hate Western civilization at the core. That's the problem.”

    After asserting that Christianity had not shown any “aggression” to the Muslim world, the former Pennsylvania senator – who is considering a run for the White House in 2012 — argued that American intervention in the Middle East helps promote “core American values.”

    “What I'm talking about is onward American soldiers,” he said. “What we're talking about are core American values. ‘All men are created equal' — that's a Christian value, but it's an American value.”

    “It's become part of our national religion, if you will,” he continued. “The point I was trying to make was that the national faith, the national ideal, is rooted in the Christian ideal — in the Judeo-Christian concept of the person.”
    Strange notion of "anti-historical" you got there, Rick.

    (In case you want to look them up: The Crusades)

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    “They hate Western civilization at the core. That's the problem.”

    I wonder why ???? IDIOT



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    “The idea that the Crusades and the fight of Christendom against Islam is somehow an aggression on our part is absolutely anti-historical,” Santorum said in in Spartanburg on Tuesday . “And that is what the perception is by the American left who hates Christendom.”
    Right. It's perfectly normal for a ruler in Britain to travel by ship all the way to the Middle-East with 650 knights with no intention of behaving aggressively.
    All 1.21 of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony_j15 View Post
    Right. It's perfectly normal for a ruler in Britain to travel by ship all the way to the Middle-East with 650 knights with no intention of behaving aggressively.
    You conveniently fail to mention it was on a Carnival Cruise ship... hence the term Cruiseaders. Santorum sez so and I read it in conservapedia so it is truth.

    What, knights can't unwind?

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    I'm sick and tired of these crazy right-wing Christians.

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