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Sunday Shows: Santorum Says Obama Apology 'Shows Weakness'

On today’s Sunday shows, Rick Santorum criticized President Obama for his Afghanistan apology while Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton defended the president. The U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan also weighed in on the conflict.  In addition, Arizona’s governor endorsed Mitt Romney; former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski spoke out on Iran; and the former CEO of Shell Oil predicted that Americans will pay record-high gas prices this year.

Santorum: Obama Apology ‘Shows Weakness’
Rick Santorum on Sunday criticized President Obama for apologizing for the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, saying that the gesture “shows weakness.”

Clinton Defends Obama Apology—and More
While Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney have all criticized President Obama's Afghanistan apology in recent days, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in a CNN interview on Sunday that such rhetoric was "troubling" and could potentially exacerbate the conflict.

 

Crocker: ‘This is Not the Time to Decide That We Are Done Here’
U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker called for calm in Afghanistan and for the United States to maintain its commitment to partnership with the Afghan government following several American deaths in recent days. “This is not the time to decide that we are done here,” Crocker said on CNN’s State of the Union.

Brzezinski: 'We Don't Need to Go to War'
Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served under President Carter, said the United States has to make clear to Israel that an Israeli attack on Iran is not in U.S. interests.

Arizona Gov. Brewer Endorses Romney
With the GOP primary in Arizona just two days away, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer threw her support behind Mitt Romney, who is leading the polls in her state.

 

Snyder: No ‘Dwelling on the Auto Bailout’
Mitt Romney opposed the auto bailout. Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, a Romney backer, supported it. And on Sunday, with Romney essentially tied with Rick Santorum ahead of Tuesday’s Michigan primary, Snyder tried to minimize the bailout’s importance in the race.

Santorum Says No Absolute Separation of Church and State
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday said the Founding Fathers did not intend for an absolute separation of church and state, and he defended a statement he made last fall that after reading  John F. Kennedy’s now-famous 1960 speech on religion, he “almost threw up.”

Romney Says He’ll Win Michigan, Arizona
Mitt Romney, who has struggled against Rick Santorum in Michigan, predicted Sunday that he will win the primaries in his home state and Arizona on Tuesday. “I think I can show that I can fight real hard and come from behind,” Romney said on Fox News Sunday.

Gibbs: Santorum Could Win Nomination
Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said out loud on Sunday what GOP leaders have been murmuring for weeks: Rick Santorum could win the nomination. “I think he's got a legitimate chance to be the Republican nominee," he said on CNN's State of the Union.

 

Brewer Criticizes Obama Administration on Immigration
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer had harsh words for President Obama on his immigration policy, accusing him of not doing enough to secure Arizona’s border, which she called a “gateway” for illegal immigrants and crime to enter the United States from Mexico.

Christie: ‘Bet on me Being the Governor of New Jersey Next Year’
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continued to play down speculation that he would be Mitt Romney’s running mate, saying he’s “not really” interested in a vice presidential post.

Daniels Blames Gas Prices on Obama
Indiana Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels tagged increasing gas prices to President Obama’s energy policies on Fox News Sunday, picking up an increasingly popular GOP line of attack.

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Former Shell Oil CEO Says Americans Will Pay Record-High Gas Prices This Year
Former Shell Oil CEO and founder of the non-profit Citizens for Affordable Energy John Hofmeister warned that this year, Americans are likely to pay the highest average price for gasoline in history, but cautioned that the U.S. could not rely on tapping the strategic oil reserve to solve the problem.

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