Senator Rick Santorum, apparently a Tolkien fan, recently used a Middle Earth analogy to explain the purpose of the Iraq war:

As the hobbits are going up Mount Doom, the Eye of Mordor is being drawn somewhere else,” Santorum said, describing the tool the evil Lord Sauron used in search of the magical ring that would consolidate his power over Middle-earth. “It’s being drawn to Iraq and it’s not being drawn to the U.S.,” Santorum continued. “You know what? I want to keep it on Iraq. I don’t want the Eye to come back here to the United States.”

Hobbit lunacy aside, that’s a ridiculous reason to put troops and money in Iraq. Almost makes me wonder if that’s Dubya’s logic. There’s more silliness later in the article.