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Press Release - ICYMI: The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin Says "Perhaps Santorum Should Get Another Look"

September 14, 2011


Santorum the exception to the rule at the GOP debate's "foreign policy horror show"

Verona, PA - In a piece detailing the foreign policy responses of Republican presidential candidates at Monday's CNN/Tea Party debate, The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin says that "perhaps Santorum should get another look" in a field weak on substantive foreign policy experience and understanding of the threats facing America.

A Foreign Policy Horror Show

By: Jennifer Rubin

"… Perhaps Santorum should get another look. In response to my request for comment (Santorum was not asked to weigh in on this point during the debate), I got this e-mail: "As I said on Greta Van Susteren's show last night, I listened to both men answer and I couldn't believe that neither mentioned the word victory. To stand for anything less is a disservice to our troops, their families, and our nation. Let me be clear, I hate war — and every day I pray for our troops safe and speedy return. In fact, I believe our troops should come home as soon as the job is done. But the problem is, Barack Obama has never outlined a mission for victory. We cannot leave the region when there is still a good chance the Taliban can take control. To leave leadership in the hands of a radical terrorist group, known for its horrific treatment of women and for carrying out unprovoked terrorist attacks on this country — with promises for more — is something I am unwilling to do. The number one job of our president is to defend America, and for Governor Perry to skirt this complicated issue for an applause line shows a fundamental misunderstanding of the region and a level of inexperience only topped by our current president. " Well, yeah.

Santorum's spokesman reminds me, 'As you know, Senator Santorum served for 8 years on the Armed Services Committee and was the author of the Syria Accountability Act and the Iran Freedom and Support Act, as well as a staunch defender of Israel.'…"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/post/a-foreign-policy-horror-show/2011/03/29/gIQATSAaPK_blog.html

Rick Santorum, Press Release - ICYMI: The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin Says "Perhaps Santorum Should Get Another Look" Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/298407

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