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Santorum Responds to President Obama's Address to the Nation on Syria

"Let's hope that he finds a face-saving way of moving past this embarrassing mismanagement of American foreign policy"

James Crosby | 9/11/2013, 9:24 a.m.
Former Republican Presidential candidate, former U.S. Senator and Patriot Voices Chairman Rick Santorum issued the following statement in response to ...

Former Republican Presidential candidate, former U.S. Senator and Patriot Voices Chairman Rick Santorum issued the following statement in response to President Obama's address to the nation on Syria:

"I am convinced now more than ever that the United States should not intervene in Syria. President Obama's foreign policy strategy has failed America and failed the world at a time when international leadership is so greatly needed. As his 'friend on the right,' I believed the cause was 'clearly right,' but that was more than 18 months ago when I argued that the U.S. should provide arms and support to the rebels when they were predominantly pro- democracy rebels. Drawing a red line and using military force for the use of chemical weapons in a vacuum, irrespective of the parties involved in the conflict, is not wise or in our national security interest.

"I am thankful that the president has taken a military response off the table while negotiations with the Russians take place. It is clear the president doesn't want to use that option. Let's hope that he finds a face-saving way of moving past this embarrassing mismanagement of American foreign policy," Santorum concluded.