Santorum Advocates Assassinating Scientists

We’re all used to Rick Santorum saying horribly bigoted things. We’re all used to Rick Santorum saying horribly sexist things. We also know he’s anti-science.

Well, yesterday the vehemently “pro-life” candidate told a group in South Carolina that it would be a “wonderful thing” for Iranian nuclear scientists to turn up dead.

“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.”


Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is currently in South Korea, trying to end North Korea’s nuclear program.

I can’t help but wonder how Santorum would define a scientist who’s working on the nuclear bomb? Einstein had a peripheral role in the development of our nuclear bomb. Something makes me think Santorum wouldn’t take the time to distinguish an Einstein from an Oppenheimer.