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Santorum: Dead foreign scientists a ‘wonderful thing’

By David Edwards
Thursday, October 27, 2011 12:51 EDT
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Rick Santorum in Greenville, SC
 
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In Rick Santorum’s world, the culture of life apparently doesn’t extend to the scientific community.

The Republican presidential candidate told supporters in Greenville, South Carolina that it was a “wonderful thing” when scientists in Iran lose their lives.

“On occasion, scientists working on the nuclear program in Iran turn up dead,” he explained. “I think that’s a wonderful thing, candidly.”

The former Pennsylvania senator, who in January declared that life was a civil right, is also prepared to celebrate the death of scientists in other counties.

“I think we should send a very clear message that if you are scientist from Russia or North Korea or from Iran, and you are going to work on a nuclear program to develop a nuclear bomb for Iran, you are not safe.”

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta probably won’t find the candidate’s remarks very helpful while he is in South Korea this week seeking to end North Korea’s nuclear program.

“Here is hoping that Rick Santorum’s comments don’t get Leon Panetta kidnapped,” Business Insiders’ Michael Brendan Dougherty wrote.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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