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Santorum calls Obama "weak" in face of hostility

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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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