Obama's Unconstitutional Misadventures

Congressman Ron Paul

Presidential Candidate Ron Paul discusses how Obama's military moves into Libya point to Syria missions next on the table. Rep. Paul's assertions have stirred bitter comments from fellow GOP candidate, Rick Santorum.

Rick Santorum pounced on fellow GOP candidate Ron Paul’s assertion that U.S. intervention in the Middle East helped motivate the 9/11 attacks, saying in an email to The Des Moines Register on Sunday that the Texas congressman’s argument is flawed and belittling to victims of the tragedy.

“To imply that we were the catalyst of the attack on 9/11 disparages the memory of those who lost their lives on that tragic day and is an insult to who we are as a people,” said Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator. “Congressman Paul’s understanding of the enemy and why they have attacked us is shockingly misguided.”

This marks at least the second time Santorum has sparred with Paul over Middle Eastern policy this month. In a heated exchange at the Ames GOP debate, Santorum said Iran seeks to destabilize the region. Paul called Santorum’s words “propaganda.”