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Santorum: Putin Wrong, America Is Exceptional

Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 10:22 PM

By Greg Richter

Former Republican senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum took issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who wrote in a New York Times op-ed piece Wednesday that Americans should not see themselves as "exceptional."

"America is exceptional," Santorum told CNN's Piers Morgan Wednesday night.

"It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation," Putin concluded in his New York Times piece. It was a reference to American "exceptionalism" in President Barack Obama's address to the nation Tuesday night, seeking to win public approval for possible military action against Syria.

"There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy," Putin wrote. "Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal."

Santorum cited America's long tradition of seeking freedom for people around the world and instilling rights for all.

"Certainly, Russia is no model of those things, and is not equal to the United States in that regard," he said.

Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean told Morgan that the first part of Putin's piece was correct, where he stated there are terrorists fighting with some of the rebels in Syria.

But the second part, Dean said, was "hooey, Russian propaganda."

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