“[Israel is] quite capable of taking care of themselves.”

Posted on November 22, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"Israel has 200, 300 nuclear missiles. And they can take care of themselves. Why should we commit -- we don't even have a treaty with Israel. Why do we have this automatic commitment that we're going to send our kids and send our money endlessly to Israel? So I think they're quite capable of taking care of themselves."

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“They want to kill us over there because…they want to…get people who occupy their country out.”

Posted on November 22, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"I worry most about overreaction on our part, getting involved in another war when we don't need to, when we have been attacked, and our national security has not been at threat. And I worry a lot about people never have come around to understanding who the Taliban is and why they are motivated....Taliban doesn't mean they want to come here and kill us. The Taliban means they want to kill us over there because all they want to do is get people who occupy their country out of their country, just like we would if anybody tried to occupy...

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“We’re fighting a war against radical Islam.”

Posted on November 22, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"I agree with Ron Paul. We are not fighting a war on terrorism. Terrorism is a tactic. We're fighting a war against radical Islam. And what radical Islam is telling -- all of the radical Islamist leaders are saying is that just wait America out, America is weak, they will not stand for the fight, they cannot maintain this, they'll set time limits, politics will interfere, and we will tell the people in Afghanistan, we will tell the people in Iraq and other places that we will be the strong horse in the region."

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“We need to bring Pakistan into the 21st century—or the 20th century.”

Posted on November 22, 2011 in Campaign Statements

We need to bring Pakistan into the 21st century -- or the 20th century, for that matter, so that they -- they can engage throughout the world with trade and with modernity…We can do a lot better directing that to encourage people to take advantage of the extraordinary opportunities the West and freedom represent for their people."

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“If you are not going to be an ally of the United States, do not expect a dime.”

Posted on November 22, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"And until Pakistan clearly shows that they have America's best interests in mind, I would not send them one penny, period. I think it is important for us to send the message to those across the world that, if you are not going to be an ally of the United States, do not expect a dime of our citizens' money to be coming into your country."

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“An expanded drone program is something that would serve our national interest.”

Posted on November 22, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"And an expanded drone program is something that would serve our national interest...I think it must be done. And I think it must be consistent with recognizing the reality on the ground of what we need out of Afghanistan -- we don't need 100,000 troops in Afghanistan.We don't need to nation-build in Afghanistan when this nation so desperately needs to be built….We need something in Afghanistan. We need Special Forces and drones."

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“Terrorism is a tactic. It isn’t a person.”

Posted on November 22, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"And terrorism is a tactic. It isn't a person. It isn't a people. So this is a very careless use of words."

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“Obviously, Muslims would be someone you’d look at, absolutely.”

Posted on November 22, 2011 in Campaign Statements

BLITZER: Senator Santorum, under certain circumstances in the past, you've supported profiling. Is that correct?SANTORUM: I have.BLITZER: What do you have in mind?SANTORUM: Well, I mean, I think TSA is a good example of that. We should be trying to find the bomber, not the bomb. Other countries have done it. Israel is probably the best example of that.BLITZER: So just to be precise, is it ethnic profiling, religious profiling? Who would be profiled?SANTORUM: Well, the folks who are most likely to be committing these crimes. If you look at -- I mean, obviously, it was -- obviously, Muslims would...

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“We can…identify people who are lower risk.”

Posted on November 22, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"We can use better technology [with TSA patdowns]. We can also identify people who are lower risk and allow them to go through the process more quickly than the current process."

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“You can still provide security without sacrificing our Bill of Rights.”

Posted on November 22, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"I think the Patriot Act is unpatriotic because it undermines our liberty...Today it seems too easy that our government and our congresses are so willing to give up our liberties for our security. I have a personal belief that you never have to give up liberty for security. You can still provide security without sacrificing our Bill of Rights."

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