Forget methamphetamine and all manner of white bliss. For a truly mind-altering experience, try Rick Santorum.
In Iowa, on Monday -- just hours after President Obama's Bush-postponed killing of the globe's #1 terrorist -- Santorum hallucinated before a reality-deprived crowd that Obama had made America "less safe." He added that America's foes, having pondered the present administration's weakness, are now "less fearful and less respectful of us."
Later, on Tuesday, the former United States senator(!) told Politico that, sure, Obama "made a good call on a military mission." Yet, but, however, nonetheless, "Going after Osama bin Laden is something that has been the policy of America for 10 years."
In brief -- snort, sniff -- it doesn't count.
Brushing a few fugitive snowflakes from his lapel, Santorum then observed through igneous eyes: "[Obama's] two great foreign policy successes have been this tactical decision on a policy of the previous administration which he continued, and his decision to continue the policies of the last administration with respect to Iraq. His other strategic decisions have been, in a word, horrible."
Rick, let me put it this way, as gently as I can. You know your presidential prospects are rather dim when all the opposition need do is to quote you.