Maybe I’m reading this wrong, but I think that Sen. Santorum is comparing the war in Iraq, to the hobbits trying to get into Mordor, I think. He’s babbling about the Eye of Sauron being drawn to Iraq, and not the US.
â€œAs the hobbits are going up Mount Doom, the Eye of Mordor is being drawn somewhere else,â€ Santorum said, describing the tool the evil Lord Sauron used in search of the magical ring that would consolidate his power over Middle-earth.
â€œIt’s being drawn to Iraq and it’s not being drawn to the U.S.,â€ Santorum continued. â€œYou know what? I want to keep it on Iraq. I don’t want the Eye to come back here to the United States.â€
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So does this mean that we’ve got troops in Iraq to distract Sauron? Am I the only one who’s really not worried about where Sauron is looking right now? I understand being a fan of LOTR, but I don’t quite think that’s what’s going on right now. And I think we’re being cautious, and exceptionally lucky, has more to do with the lack of recent terrorist attacks than anything we’re doing in Iraq