Santorum calls Obama “weak” in face of hostility

Mobile, AL (CNN) – Ever since candidate Barack Obama said four years ago he would meet with
dictators such as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Republicans
have ripped Mister Obama for what they see as appeasing U.S.
adversaries.

Republicans repeatedly have said that Obama's
willingness to deal with countries such as Iran and Syria has driven a
wedge between the United States and Israel. America's closest ally in
the Middle East.

The GOP candidates re-visited that tactic earlier
this week at the AIPAC conference, held by the powerful pro-Israel
lobbying group. And today, on the campaign trail, Rick Santorum
blasted the president, saying he turned his back on Israel by the way
he handled the threat from Iran.

Santorum said, “But the president,
after the pleadings of the prime minister of a country that has been
targeted for annihilation by these radical Islamists, the very next day
announces, “No, no. We got your back.” He said the day before when he
spoke to AIPAC. And then two days later, turns his back on Israel again
and says, “Oh, well. We will negotiate without precondition.” This is
weakness in the face of hostility.  

Santorum was speaking in Mobile, Alabama.

Republican
delegates are up for grabs in Alabama, Hawaii, Kansas, Mississippi, and
four U.S. territories between tomorrow and Tuesday.

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