“We need to rally the international community…with removing Assad.”

Posted on January 16, 2012 in Campaign Statements

"President Obama has dealt with it about as badly as possible. First he emboldened Assad by coming into office and establishing an embassy there, reestablishing diplomatic relationships, going through the process of trying to rehabilitate this tyrant. All, I'm sure, to the consternation of our friend, Israel who has consistently done the opposite, tried to step away and isolate Israel while at the time they're trying to negotiate in a very difficult situation in their country.With respect to Syria, look, Syria and Assad are a threat to Israel. I was the author of a bill when I was in the...

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“We’re…not being honest with the American public as to who the enemy is…and why they hate us.”

Posted on January 07, 2012 in Campaign Statements

“This president has sanitized every defense document, everything. The word radical Islam doesn’t appear anywhere. Why? Because we’re trying to fight this politically correct war and not being honest with the American public as to who the enemy is, how virulent they are and why they hate us and what we must do to stop them.”

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“[Obama] has been making mistakes…in Iran, in Egypt…Libya, Syria, Israel.”

Posted on January 07, 2012 in Campaign Statements

“He has been making mistakes at every turn in Iran, in Egypt, I would argue, Libya, Syria, Israel. All of these places, he has made mistakes on the ground that have shown the people in that region that we are the weak horse…That’s what this administration has done. They did it by withdrawing from Iraq…”

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“I don’t necessarily agree that the Patriot Act violates [the 4th Amendment].”

Posted on January 07, 2012 in Campaign Statements

“Well, Congressman Paul is talking about privacy rights under the Fourth Amendment, which I agree with him in, I don’t necessarily agree that the Patriot Act violates that.”

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“All the people that live in the West Bank are Israelis…”

Posted on January 03, 2012 in Campaign Statements

"All the people that live in the West Bank are Israelis, they're not Palestinians... There is no ‘Palestinian.'"

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2012 Presidential Candidates: Rick Santorum

Posted on January 03, 2012 in Arab American Institute

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Rick Santorum has represented Pennsylvania in both the House and the Senate. Santorum is seen as a social and fiscal conservative. He is strongly pro-life, believes that Planned Parenthood should not receive government funding, and wants to repeal “ObamaCare.” Santorum opposes benefits for undocumented immigrants and supports a border fence as well the institutionalization of English as the only official language. In relation to Iran, he believes that “these radical Islamists are on the verge of...

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“We will degrade [Iran’s] facilities through airstrikes…”

Posted on January 01, 2012 in Campaign Statements

“We will degrade those facilities through airstrikes, and make it very public that we are doing that”

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“They hate us because of who we are and what we believe in.”

Posted on December 15, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“Iran is not any other country. It is a country that is ruled by the equivalent of al Qaeda on top of this country. They are a radical theocracy. The principle virtue of the Islamic Republic of Iran, according to President Ahmadinejad, is not freedom, opportunity, it's martyrdom.

The idea, Ron, that mutual assured destruction, like the policy during the Cold War with the Soviet Union would work on Iran when their principle virtue is martyrdom, is -- mutual assured destruction with respect to Iran would not be any kind of, you know, idea of preventing a war. It would...

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“There are jihadist training camps in Central and South America.”

Posted on December 15, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“There are training camps, jihadist training camps in Central and South America. They're working with the drug cartels. And they are planning assaults on the United States. That is what we know is going on right now. And we are doing -- this president has ignored that threat. Has insulted our allies like Honduras and Colombia, deliberately. Has embraced -- as he has the other scoundrels in the Middle East, has embraced Chavez and Ortega and others in Central and South America, not promoting our values and interests.

We need a brand new initiative, an initiative that says that we...

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“All of Israel, including the quote, West Bank, is Israeli land.”

Posted on December 10, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“We are to be their ally, we're to be-- supporting them. And I'm-- I-- I've been out here very publicly-- that the Israelis have the right to determine what happens in their land. And all of Israel, including the quote-- you know, West Bank, is Israeli land.”

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