Karen Santorum says the 2012 presidential race, in which her husband, Rick, is a likely Republican candidate, is "not just another political race. It’s about going on to the battlefield and defending God’s truth in the world." The Santorums talked to Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody, and Ms. Santorum explained what "God's truth" means:

Defending the secredness of marriage. Defending the sanctity of life. So I see it a little differently because I know it's going to be literally on a battlefield, and it's going to be really hard. So there is a lot of reservation. But it really boils down to God's will. What is it that God wants?

She says the couple has "prayed a lot about the decision" and the former senator's decision--apparently she's referring to his forming a presidential exploratory committee--"is what God wants."

For his part, Rick Santorum didn't wait long after the killing of Osama bin Laden to criticize President Obama's foreign policy. The raid was "well orchestrated," Santorum said, but "That's one isolated area as opposed to the president's foreign policy and how it's affecting our security. The president's foreign policy with respect to our security is to make our allies less confident in us and has resulted in them distancing themselves from us," he said Monday night to the Family Leader presidential series, a Christian event, according to the Des Moines Register's Jennifer Jacobs. "And our enemies, those who have engaged us and are battling us, I think they are less fearful and less respectful of us."

Santorum is one of the five confirmed candidates in the first Republican primary debate, to be held Thursday.