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Santorum: Obama Doesn’t Believe in Evil

Rick Santorum, widely rumored to be considering a 2012 presidential run, took a shot at President Obama’s foreign policy at CPAC today. He was strongly critical of how the Obama administration has handled the situation in Egypt, saying that it’s “not a policy that’s gonna add to the security of this country.”

Obama, Santorum added, “refused to look at the situation in Iran and Egypt and around to world and do what Ronald Reagan was never afraid to do: to call evil, evil.”

Though it wasn’t quite clear if the “evil” Santorum was referring to was dictator Hosni Mubarak or the Muslim Brotherhood.

The former Pennsylvania senator also slammed the president for not using the word terrorist to describe the Fort Hood shooter. “[Obama] doesn’t even use the world terrorist,” said Santorum. “He doesn’t say that jihadism is evil. He doesn’t say Sharia law is incompatible with Western civilization and the United States.”

“In last year’s after-action review from the Fort Hood shooting … the words Islam, Muslim, jihadist, al-Qaeda — none of the words were ever mentioned in that report. This is not leadership. This is not moral authority. This is someone who doesn’t believe in evil and truth and America.”

It was a strongly worded speech and an indication that the subject of “Sharia law” will likely play a role in the 2012 elections.



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