It turns out a year ago on my birthday, this happened. I just found this out.
I was hoping that a person running for president running in 2012 would defend something that happened nearly a thousand years ago. Or you know 500-700 years before the United States became a country.
Apparently, the Crusades did not show any aggression on the part of Christians. I am not a historian. I will not pretend to be one. With that caveat, I'm pretty sure that's wrong. There was aggression on both sides, both Christian and Muslim (or I guess the proper term would be Islamic).
I'm just glad Rick Santorum is around to point out the fact that the Crusades were not a part of Chrisitan aggression 800-1000 years ago. I can only hope that he clears up other things such as the Spanish Inquistion, the Salem Witch Trials, etc.
It was a great birthday present Senator Santorum. I am sorry that I received it about a year late.