Santorum: US weak on Iran, Israel during Obama era

By Juliet Williams

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, March 29 2012 4:50 p.m. MDT

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is strongly criticizing President Barack Obama in a foreign policy speech that suggest the United States has been weak on Iran, ignores ally Israel and rushes to engage America's enemies.

Santorum plans to deliver what his aides describe as a major policy address on Thursday in California. An outline of the speech provided to The Associated Press suggests familiar criticisms of the president.

Santorum plans to say Obama erred in appointing an ambassador to Syria, blew an exit strategy for Iraq and Afghanistan, and wrongly abandoned missile programs in Poland and the Czech Republic. He also says Obama let Hosni Mubarak fall in Egypt while welcoming Islamists as replacements.

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