Romney leaves Egypt out of Obama critique

Mitt Romney said President Obama's foreign policy has made the world "more dangerous" but didn't cite the president's handling of Egypt.

The Egyptian government announced President Hosni Mubarak's resignation shortly after Romney addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday morning.

Several other possible presidential candidates in 2012 did address the president's handling of the diplomatic crisis. The situation in Egypt has been uncertain — Murbarak was expected to step down Thursday night and left Washington stunned when he stayed in power.

Speaking Thursday, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) said that Obama is afraid to "identify the enemy."

"President Obama has refused to look at the situation in Iran and Egypt and around the world and call evil, evil," said Santorum, who argued the president's approach has been inconsistent.

Newt Gingrich called the administration's handling of Egypt "amateurish."

"The Obama administration is wrong on terrorism, wrong on Iran, wrong on the Muslim Brotherhood, wrong on Hezbollah, and being wrong on that many national security items is an enormously dangerous thing," the former House Speaker said at CPAC Thursday.

—This post was last updated at 11:53 a.m.