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Santorum Claims Obama Might Bomb Iran To Win Election

By Eli Clifton on July 5, 2012 at 3:52 pm

"Santorum Claims Obama Might Bomb Iran To Win Election"

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Former Republican Senator from Pennsylvania Rick Santorum may have ended his presidential campaign in April, but his conspiracy theorizing about Barack Obama’s foreign policy hasn’t stopped. Santorum, who has previously stated that if elected president he would attack Iran and claimed Obama is helping Iran acquire nuclear weapons, told right wing radio host Steve Malzberg on Thursday that Obama may bomb Iran in October to ensure his reelection.

Read the exchange:

STEVE MALZBERG: Even doing something against Iran, which probably fundamentally in his core, he doesn’t want to do because all he wants to do is have dinner with Ahmadinejad.

RICK SANTORUM: … Foreign policy is just something that is a distraction to him. Something that we will deal with later….What he believes he needs to do to win the election is some sort of October Surprise…there is no question that is one of the things that I’m sure he will look at.

MALZBERG: We’re talking about possibly attacking Iran. You wouldn’t be surprised?

SANTORUM: I don’t know…It would not surprise me that this president would do anything to let the country know that he’s on the watch and that he is a vital player in keeping us safe.

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Obama has declared numerous times that the military option is on the table, but the administration has also spoken honestly about the negative consequences of an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice stated in March that the administration sees a diplomatic resolution as “the best and most permanent way” to resolve the crisis. That position was echoed by the Mitt Romney campaign last month.

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