Santorum criticizes Obama's foreign policy in CPAC speech

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) laced into President Obama's foreign policy approach and his view of the nation Thursday, saying it's clear 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, criticizing Obama's approach to the crisis in Egypt, arguing his approach has been inconsistent.

Santorum, in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, said Obama made the wrong decision in how he handled pro-democracy demonstrations in Iran a couple years ago and has now sided against a U.S. ally in Egypt.

"This time, what does the president do?" he asked. "He sides with the protestors. I am not suggesting that we shouldn't side with the protestors, but what message are we sending to countries around the world that are friends of ours? When things get tough, we walk away."

"We've turned our backs on almost every one of our allies," Santorum added.

The likely 2012 presidential candidate said, "Let's just be very clear. [Obama] doesn't believe America is exceptional."

Santorum also emphasized his social conservative credentials in his speech, again knocking the call for a "truce" from Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels.

"The moral issues, the cultural issues, the social issues -- they are the fabric that the stool is made from," Santorum said. "America is a great moral enterprise."