Governor Rick Perry outdid a field of candidates running on promises to invade or bomb other countries. Gov. Perry is the only guy not only eager to start another war but willing to restart a prior war.
Gov. Perry proclaimed that he would not “allow the Iranians to come back into Iraq and take over that country.” He added that our premature departure is due to President Obama’s “kowtow[ing] to his liberal, leftist base and move out those men and women.”
The statement is shocking for many Americans who oppose the war and its costs to our nation. It is the very embodiment of the American unilateralism criticized here and abroad, where the wishes and rights of other countries seem immaterial to the creation and implementation of policy.
For those who found Pres. Bush too intellectual, Gov. Perry appears your man. He added his view of the new-found ability of Iranians to act outside of the limitations of physics, noting “We’re going to see Iran in my opinion, move back in at literally the speed of light.”
Via Jonathan Turley.