Santorum: 'No Greater Betrayal' Than Obama's Israeli Intel Leak

February 15, 2012 - 4:39 PM

Pres. Obama has "betrayed Israel at almost every turn," Rick Santorum told a townhall meeting today. "I can think no greater betrayal" than Obama's announcement of Israel's plans to attack Iran, he said.

Speaking at a high school in Tioga, ND, this morning, Santorum was asked to contrast his foreign policy and defense vision with that of Pres. Obama.

Santorum responded:

“I believe that we need to go out in the world and make sure that any threats to the United  States are confronted.”

“And, at the same time we have to work with our allies and let our allies know that they can trust us, that we will be with them.  That, you know, it’s like any other personal relationship [in] that you have, you want your friends to know that, that you’re their friend and that you need them - and if they need you, you’ll be there for each other.  It’s really no different in international affairs.”

"Evil Exists In The World"

“Unfortunately there are - evil exists in the world.  And,  as we’ve seen with, with the tale of history, that if evil is not confronted and is not either contained or defeated, then it will grow and prosper and it will, in fact, eventually threaten us, here in our homeland.”

“And so I’ve taken the approach that we need to actively go out and engage our friends. That’s not what this president has done.  Some of our best friends – Israel is an example.”

"I Can Think Of No Greater Betrayal"

“The president systematically has betrayed Israel at almost every turn.  His most recent announcement that Israel is planning an attack on Iran - I can think of no greater betrayal than taking intelligence information from an ally and divulging it to the, to the world, and then criticizing them for defending themselves as Iranians, the Iranian government talks about Israel as being the cancer that has to be excised.  And, is developing a nuclear weapon that will give them a shield so they can go and foment terror particularly in the state of Israel.  That the president has turned his back on our friend.”

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