Posted on December 07, 2011 in Campaign Statements
“When a group of radicals including the Muslim Brotherhood and radical Salafi Islamists took the streets in Egypt – against our ally, against our friend who hasn’t attacked us… who isn’t a radical theocrat who wants to control the world – in that case we quickly jumped on board with the radical Salafis and Muslim Brotherhood and threw a friend of the United States and Israel under the bus.”
Posted by on December 07, 2011 in Blog
In today's POLITICO, Ben Smith reports on a rift in the Democratic party with respect to Israel. He writes, "The Center for American Progress, the party’s key hub of ideas and strategy, and Media Matters, a central messaging organization, have emerged as vocal critics of their party’s staunchly pro-Israel congressional leadership and have been at odds, at times, with Barack Obama’s White House.” AAI president Jim Zogby weighs in on the subject and addresses the issue of whether or not this critical contingent will have any impact on President Obama’s standing among Jewish supporters, evangelicals and others heading...Read more
“I would focus…on [Iran's] gasoline supply. I would fund every dissident group in the country.”
"I will travel to Israel on my first foreign trip. I will reaffirm as a vital national interest Israel’s existence as a Jewish state. I want the world to know that the bonds between Israel and the United States are unshakable. I want every country in the region that harbors aggressive designs against Israel to understand that their ambition is futile and that pursuing it will cost them dearly."
"I would not meet with Ahmadinejad. He should be excluded from diplomatic society. He should be indicted for the crime of incitement to genocide under Article III of the Genocide Convention. Iran’s ayatollahs will not be permitted to obtain nuclear weapons on my watch. A nuclear-armed Iran is not only a threat to Israel, it is a threat to the entire world. Our friends must never fear that we will not stand by them in an hour of need. Our enemies should never doubt our resolve."
"No, over the past three years, President Obama has instead chastened Israel. In his inaugural address to the United Nations, the President chastised Israel, but said little about the thousands of Hamas rockets raining into its skies. He’s publicly proposed that Israel adopt indefensible borders. He’s insulted its Prime Minister. And he’s been timid and weak in the face of the existential threat of a nuclear Iran."
“[Obama’s] actions have emboldened Palestinian hard-liners who now are poised to form a unity government with terrorist Hamas and feel they can bypass Israel at the bargaining table. President Obama has immeasurably set back the prospect of peace in the Middle East.”
Posted on December 06, 2011 in Countdown
Posted on November 23, 2011 in Campaign Statements
Wolf Blitzer, followed up asking for clarification. "So just to be precise, is it ethnic profiling, religious profiling?" the CNN journalist asked. "Who would be profiled?"
Santorum responded: "Well, the folks who are most likely to be committing these crimes. If you look at -- I mean, obviously, it was -- obviously, Muslims would be -- would be someone you'd look at, absolutely. Those are the folks who are -- the radical Muslims are the people that are committing these crimes, as we've -- by and large, as well as younger males."
Santorum responded: "Well,...Read more