Santorum: Putin Wrong, America Is Exceptional

Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 10:22 PM

By Greg Richter

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
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."

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Suspect in Killing of Deputies Was Twice Deported

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 23:04 PM

Federal authorities say a man suspected of killing two deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California was dep . . .

IRS Seizes Money From Those Accused of No Crime

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 22:34 PM

The Internal Revenue Service has been seizing money from the bank accounts of individuals and businesses with no proof,  . . .

US Struggles to Turn the Tide Against ISIS

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 21:50 PM

After more than two months of air strikes, a U.S.-led coalition has prevented the fall of a northern Syrian town to Isla . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved