After a disappointing fifth place finish in the Iowa Caucuses, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is looking to build some momentum to salvage his campaign and, as is so often the case with candidates, is looking to do so with hawkish policy statements.
But while other candidates have focused on starting new wars, usually in Iran, Gov. Perry promised to re-start an old war, saying that not only did he believe withdrawing from Iraq was a “huge error” but that if elected he would reinvade.
Predicting that Iran would enter Iraq “literally at the speed of light,” Perry insisted it was vital to send troops back into the country, though at such a speed Iran would be able to travel from its own border to the Jordanian border on the other side of Iraq within 1.6 microseconds, so the opportunity to response would be extremely limited.
Perry’s strategist sought to redefine the governor’s comments, saying that sending massive amounts of troops back into Iraq is “not an invasion, that’s common sense.” It isn’t clear however what makes it “not an invasion.”
Legally, a Perry Administration could invade Iraq pretty much at will, as the 2002 authorization to invade Iraq remains on the book and appears to be interpreted by many as giving future presidents automatic permission to restart the war whenever they want. An effort in the Senate to revoke the authorization, led by Sen. Rand Paul (R – KY) failed in November.
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lol wow! This is not quite as funny as when he referred to the late North Korean leader as Kim Jong the second but it's still pretty funny, in a sad and tragic kind of way.
Sorry, JLS, but i don't see the humor in it at all. There are a very significant number of Americans who — if given the chance — would actually, really vote for this man, and make him the next President of the United States.
Or, more precisely, there are a significant enough number of election officials who could and, if so instructed, would ensure that — should Perry be given the chance — that he would indeed become the next POTUS.
No….. it is not at all funny, not even in a sick and criminally insane sort of way.
Yea I suppose you're right. After all we keep mindlessly voting him in as governor in Texas.
BREAKING NEWS: President. Perry reinvades Iraq!
Sadly, his attempt to break out of an Enduring Base kitted out as a grunt, yelling "ROORAAH" (sic) was only met by general disbelief of the local population. After he had fired a few potshots, the excited president was tackled by members of an unidentified militia. President Perry has last been seen being carried away by henchmen of the Southern Iraqi interior ministry and there is some worry as to his wellbeing. State Department is in contact with the four Iraqi governments to find out what happened and to try to get him back. One of the few remaining federal bureaucrats remaining on his post in a now largely empty office building in Washington D.C. was quoted as saying "We want out federal mascot back". Neither the Texas Lone Star Republic, the Pacific Rim Company, the Red State or Uncle Enzo's Eastern Sector have professed interest in the matter.
What a tongue-tied troglodyte! I've had the displeasure of painfully having to listen to this lunatics ramblings while in Texas. And the disheartening thing is that I have friends there who think he's just peachy.
Well, he seems to have done OK as governor. Certainly the economy is doing better than in most states. Perhaps he's just stood to one side and left well enough alone, which is the best one can expect from a politician.
The other day my wife and I were discussing the ongoing NFL coaching carousel. I noted how some great college coaches bomb in the pros (think Steve Spurrier), while others are great assistant coaches or co-ordinators, but lousy head coaches (Wade Phillips is a prime example). IMHO these coaches personify the "Peter Principle" by having risen (at least temporarily) to their level of incompetence. Therefore I submit that Clinton, W and Obama are living proof of the Peter Principle, Political Division. They should have stayed governors or legislators.
He did indeed stand aside and take credit for essentially "doing" nothing. Which, in my mind, is preferable. As Lt. Gov, the one with the true power in Texas, he was out of sight but manipulating everything behind the scenes. One should never trust a jack booted A&M goon who loves to play the part of Caesar on someone elses dime. Texas is held afloat by the energy sector and massive amounts of FED money in the form of military contracts and bases. Take the bases away and you'd see its luster fade. Having lived there for at least half my life I know it all too well. One thing that never ceases to annoy me is the phony image of the independent cow puncher when in Texas you'll find more tax-teat sucking socialists than you can swing a stick at. They love to talk their talk but take a gander at the hell they've saddled us with and it's all a lie. They couldn't even get their cajones to drop to put the kabosh on NDAA. That's Texas politics for you. Putting the "cow" in cowards!
The world knows that the only place that produces jackasses for politicans is america and but not all are war criminals……"PITY"
The Iraqis in Fallujah would love to have boom, boom Perry reoccupy Iraq.
Its told that they have photos of babies they want to show him and the world. The result of the zionist/neocons “shock and awe in Iraq.”
It's so hard to understand what these people are thinking. Santorum, too, all but promised to re-invade. But if you did re-invade, what would be the point? Topple Maliki? But he's our guy. Rewrite the constitution? The US wrote the current one. Keep Iran out? Um… their guy is the same as our guy.
It's just so hard to see who they would be shooting at if they did go back in, or what the point would be.
It just seems that these guys reflexively want to keep American troops everywhere, forever.
A foolish, politically devastating attempt to curry favor with the Israel Lobby… And Perry's swan song.
what a goof
"Predicting that Iran would enter Iraq “literally at the speed of light,” Perry insisted it was vital to send troops back into the country, though at such a speed Iran would be able to travel from its own border to the Jordanian border on the other side of Iraq within 1.6 microseconds, so the opportunity to response would be extremely limited." Jason, you're a big nerd, but I love it. This was hilarious.
Bet he doesn't know where Jordan is located because there are three countries on the west side of Iraq. Syria, Jordan & Saudi Arabia. He is typical American jackass who is lacking education in geography, history & math, which are three most essential subjects to build successful nations. We should send this jackass to the front to fight Iranians. Bet he has seen too many Rambo sh%t.
even the 'walk tall, America' and their neocon leaders would distance themselves from this, not because they would object to a new war but because anyone agreeing would join Perry in looking like a brainless moron.
I don't think Iraq would allow the EVIL US to "Re-Invade" their nation when it was the Iraq Government that threw out the US, the US didn't just up & leave their war torn country!
Perry is just another PAID OFF Israelite who will say and do ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING that Israel tells him to, The Entire US Government are now in the pockets of the Israeli Lobby with the exception of Ron Paul and they must fulfill their end of the financial obligations to Israel by sending our nation into another pointless war of aggression that would only benefit Israel NOT AMERICA.
God help the USA, with well wishers like these who needs enemies!!
*****RON PAUL FOR 2012*****
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What a GOOF thats tottaly accurate,must be a fel;low Canadian and no here thats the worst thing you could call a person.And baby killers that fight illegal wars are exactly that a GOOF.
Dear Mr. Perry:
If YOU want to invade Iraq, be my guest. I'll even chip in for your plane ticket there.
Gee, I and was so sure they'd stop saying stupid, silly things.
The Republicans demand less taxes and threaten our Social security, but somehow they always find money to invade some far away country where billions of our tax money could be laundered.
Like Ron Paul cut the militiary by 15% but the food aid for pregnant mothers by 40% and the medical aid for children with parents outside the medicaid budgat by 100%. This is Ron Paul, the antiwar troofer. No butter more guns.
He's doing it for Jewish money and the Jewish vote. No one (Republican or Democrat) can get nominated without it. I doubt if he could find Iraq on a world map.
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