Rick Santorum Schools Candy Crowley on Obama's Appeasement
As NewsBusters has been reporting for days, the Obama-loving media have been doing a collective victory lap concerning the President's appeasement retort "Go ask Osama bin Laden."
When CNN's Candy Crowley tried this during her interview with Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday's State of the Union, she got a much-needed education that would help all her foreign policy-challenged colleagues in the press (video follows with partial transcript and commentary):
After Crowley played for her guest comments he made earlier in the week about Obama's appeasement followed by the President's much-revered Osama quip, the two sparred a bit on the issue until Santorum put his foot down:
CANDY CROWLEY, HOST: Let me try to button this up just by saying a couple things. First, I know the President has in fact imposed some tougher sanctions and has in fact said nothing is off the table when it comes to Iran and its nuclear capabilities, but I have to…
RICK SANTORUM: Candy, hold on. Hold on. Stop, Candy. That's just not true. Ask Robert Menendez and ask all the folks in the United States Senate who want to impose the real sanction that will make a difference on Iran and the President has opposed it. Now that's just a fact. He also has recognized the state of Syria, called Assad a reformer, has continued to have an embassy there when in fact this is a real thug that is a real threat to the state of Israel and to the stability of the region.
And again here's the interesting link. It is a client state of Iran. The greatest area he's appeased is Iran which is the greatest threat, and here he is recognizing Assad, setting up an ambassadorship with a client state of Iran who is a great funder of Hezbollah, a threat to Israel and the region. You go to Egypt. Again, he supported the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists as it turns out into overthrowing an ally in Egypt. There is a consistent pattern of contingencies that have come up under this administration where he has opposed the freedom fighters and has gone with the radical Islamists. That is a problem for the security of Israel and our country.
Indeed it is despite the victory lap on display by Crowley and other so-called journalists who at the moment seem far more interested in the reelection of President Obama than security in the most troubled region of the world.