ICYMI: Santorum Authors Opinion Piece on His Opposition to Military Intervention in Syria

Verona, PA - In case you missed it, former Republican Presidential Candidate, former U.S. Senator and Chairman of Patriot Voices Rick Santorum authored an op-ed today on ABCNews.com detailing his opposition to military intervention in Syria. 

The op-ed entitled, "No to Strikes in Syria," includes, in part:

At a time when the world badly needs international leadership and consensus, President Obama's disengaged foreign policy has failed America and failed the world. As is too often the case, the President's detached foreign policy has compromised regional stability, the national security of our allies, and our own security needs....

...If the President had chosen to intervene when the civil war started, as I had supported, we would have had an opportunity to equip and support the pro-Democracy forces who would have given the country the best chance for stability.

But the president did nothing, and now we pay the price. We have a very different situation today as al Qaeda has emerged as the dominant rebel force and the Syrian regime is in a much stronger position because of its support from Iran and Hezbollah.

After many months of no action, the President is now in the position of ordering a military strike because of a "red line" the Syrian regime crossed when it used chemical weapons on its own people. Though that "red line" is one he drew and set as the test for our involvement, he has backed off that and is trying to pass on responsibility to Congress.

You can read the full text of the op-ed here.



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