Many people support or oppose the President's proposed military strike on Syria in good faith based on legitimate reasons. Former Senator and internet joke Rick Santorum is not among them. Last year he called for air strikes on the Syria (long before any chemical weapons issue):
I spoke to Rick Santorum by phone for a few minutes on Monday afternoon as he rode across Ohio on the eve of tomorrow’s Super Tuesday extravaganza.Time, 3/05/12
First he emphasized his view that President Obama, having called for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, ought to take stronger action to make good on those words. “That’s not what Presidents do, they don’t pick sides and cheerlead,” Santorum said. ‘When the United States says, ‘This guy should go,’ then the expectation is that the United States will stand behind limited and reasonable efforts to do so.” Santorum reiterated his opinion that the U.S. should help to “arm and supply” the Syrian rebels. (Our current issue features a good point-counterpoint on how best to help the Syrian opposition.) But Santorum also did not reject the notion of bombing Assad’s army . “I would say that would certainly be one of the things I would consider,” he told me.
So you would think he would be supporting bombing Syria now, but ... it's Obama, the "blah guy."
While former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania called for military intervention in Syria a year and a half ago, he's now urging members of Congress to vote against giving the president authorization to launch limited strikes in the country.cnn
According to a Santorum source, the Republican will release a statement later Thursday morning arguing "there are no good outcomes here" and faulting the president for drawing a "reckless" line in the sand.
This diary is not about whether the President's proposal is right or wrong. It's not about the meta war of the day.
Just pointing out that Republican hatred of the black President forces them into pretzels. If President Obama had not made this proposal, Santorum and his ilk would demand bombing and call the President a coward (and blah person).
I don't think Santorum matters. Just find him amusing. Same with Joe Wilson.