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Santorum: Return of the Culture Warrior

The last 24 hours offered a fresh reminder that a resurrected Rick Santorum carries with him an aggressive social conservative agenda that could torpedo his candidacy with anyone other than Republican primary voters. 

The onetime U.S. senator from Pennsylvania on Thursday questioned whether female soldiers should serve in combat, suggesting male colleagues might forget their mission while trying to protect them. The comments sparked controversy -- it's an unusual issue even on the culture war circuit -- but he refused to back down during an interview Friday on CNN.

"We have to look at mission effectiveness," Santorum said. "We can't look at other reasons why people may or may not want to be in combat."

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