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Rick Santorum has never been to Afghanistan

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was interviewed on "Don Wade & Roma" on Chicago's WLS 890 AM Monday, where the former Pennsylvania senator revealed that despite being a strong supporter of President George W. Bush during the War on Terror and having spent 8 years on the Armed Services Committee, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate has never been to Afghanistan.

"No. I never did go to Afghanistan. As you said, I spent 8 years on the Armed Services Committee," Santorum said. "And I did repeatedly get involved in a whole variety of foreign policy pieces of legislation that I authored. One was on Iran and the other on Syria. Those were two major bills that actually I authored that were successful in getting passed.”

In an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Monday morning, Santorum said he a disagrees with President Obama's decision to remove troops from Afghanistan at a public date certain, and would prefer a policy where we were on a path to success in ridding the country of the Taliban. If that is not the U.S. policy, Santorum said he believes that there is no reason to continue to be there.

Rival candidate Mitt Romney visited Afghanistan during a Mideast trip in January of 2011, where he also made stops to the United Arab Emirates, Israel and Jordan.

 

(H/T: POLITICO)

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