In a speech today, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, a former Senator from Pennsylvania, did what few other Republicans have: credited President Barack Obama for his vigilance "in going after Osama bin Laden."


But then, he promptly turned that boat around and ran it ashore.

"We have to continue to be vigilant in going after this enemy, when we’ve seen, if anything from this administration, is a lack of leadership, an indecisiveness, a confusion in dealing with the troubles that have erupted, particularly in the Middle East during this presidency," he told an audience in Iowa City, Iowa today.

"We’ve seen a lack of conviction, a lack of resolve. [...] Maybe, again, that will change as a result of this success over the weekend."

He went on to imply that the president and his supporters are sympathetic to terrorists, and that they would not want to see the U.S. be "victorious in subduing the jihadist threat around the world."

This video is from a speech given by Rick Santorum in Iowa City, Iowa on Monday, May 2, 2011, as recorded and edited by ThinkProgress.