Two stand out on CNN’s collection of April 1st
Fools political news:
1. Bush does not want the US to leave the war in Afghanistan too soon in case the women there suffer more:
“My concern of course is that the United States gets weary of being in Afghanistan and says ‘It’s not worth it, let’s leave’ and Laura and I believe that if that were to happen, women would suffer again,” he told Fox’s Greta Van Susteren. “And we don’t believe that’s in the interest of the United States or the world to create a safe haven for terrorists and stand by and watch women’s rights be abused.”
And then there’s his view of the US’s position in the world:
“Isolationism will end up subjecting certain people to horrors that I don’t see how our country can live with that kind of decision,” the former president also said.
2. Santorum asserts that the problems of the social security system are largely due to abortion:
“The Social Security system in my opinion is a flawed design, period. But having said that, the design would work a lot better if we had stable demographic trends,” Santorum said. “A third of all the young people in America are not in America today because of abortion.” …
“We have seven children so we’re doing our part to fund the Social Security system,” Santorum said. “I want children to be living in America and contributing. America’s greatest resource is our people and we’re denying America what it needs, which is more Americans.”
Mind you, if you have young people living in the US and not living in the US, your problems may be worse than those of social security.