Rick Perry Wades into Foreign Policy

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But he can't see Russia from his front porch.
Governor Rick Perry has told reporters he's too busy with the legislative session to think about running for the presidency, but luckily -- news flash!! -- the legislative session is dealing with American foreign policy. Apparently.

Perry's office issued an official statement in the wake of President Obama's speech on the Middle East.

Perry's statement is brief, but it does contain one classic line:

As someone who has visited Israel numerous times, I know that that it is impracticable to revert to the 1967 lines.

Talk about your bona fides!!

We can only assume Perry stayed in a Holiday Inn Express in the Holy Land.

Here is Perry's statement, in toto:

President Obama's speech today continues a misguided policy of alienating our traditional allies, in this case Israel, one of our strongest partners in the war on terror. As someone who has visited Israel numerous times, I know that that it is impracticable to revert to the 1967 lines. President Obama is asking our Israeli friends to give up too much security and territory as a prelude to a renewed peace process.
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majii
majii

I guess Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush were also guilty of having "impracticable ideas" about brokering a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians, too, because they both cited the 1967 borders, the right of return, preserving Israel's security, a two-state solution, and ensuring that the Palestinians recognize Israel's right to exist just as President Obama did in his speech.  Ha'azareth, one of Israel's major newspapers, backs President Obama's position, and so does the ADL and J Street.  Perry needs to stop grandstanding when he doesn't know what he's talking about.  He just wants the attention.  The things President Obama said in his ME speech have been U.S. policy for almost 20 years now.

http://www.haaretz.com/print-e...

Gaspar Ramsey
Gaspar Ramsey

I do believe he can see Jerusalem from his taxpayer funded hilltop luxury ranch, and he's successfully defended his own borders against coyote terrorists, so maybe we should give him the benefit of the doubt. Or perhaps just doubt of his benefit.

Gaspar Ramsey
Gaspar Ramsey

I do believe he can see Jerusalem from his taxpayer funded hilltop luxury ranch, and he's successfully defended his own borders against coyote terrorists, so maybe we should give him the benefit of the doubt. Or perhaps just doubt of his benefit.

TJ Lock
TJ Lock

im·prac·ti·ca·ble [im-prak-ti-kuh-buhl]  –adjective 1.not practicable;  incapable of being put into practice with the available means: an impracticable plan. 2.unsuitable for practical use or purposes, as a device or material. 3.(of ground, places, etc.) impassable. 4.(of persons) hard to deal with because of stubbornness, stupidity, etc.

Pm41956
Pm41956

Is "impracticable" a word? 

TJ Lock
TJ Lock

im·prac·ti·ca·ble [im-prak-ti-kuh-buhl]  –adjective 1.not practicable;  incapable of being put into practice with the available means: an impracticable plan. 2.unsuitable for practical use or purposes, as a device or material. 3.(of ground, places, etc.) impassable. 4.(of persons) hard to deal with because of stubbornness, stupidity, etc.

Hillary
Hillary

We would have a better ally in India in the GWOT than Israel.  Hamas and Hizballah are regionalist terror groups with no ambitions besides a Palestinian state.  The US is fighting pan-Islamists, not nationalist-separatists.  The Pakistani-funded Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed have pan-Islamist tendencies and more connections to al-Qa'ida than Hamas or Hizballah.  It makes as much sense as giving the British money for counterterrorism against the IRA when the IRA has regionalist ambitions rather than a desire to destroy the West.

Of course, I don't expect Dick Perry to know that much about the differences between terror groups.  To idiots like Perry, all predominantly-Muslim terror groups are the same.  But I bet that he would be beholden to the House of Saud, because his backers have connections to the Saudi royal family.  Never mind that the Saudi royals fund radical madrasahs that teach Deobandi and Wahhabi ideology, ideologies that teach the radical views of Sayyid Qutb and Hasan al-Banna, who thought the West was perverse and evil, and needed to be destroyed.

Geezy
Geezy

How dare you come onto this blog spreading the TRUTH you commie, pinko fascist liberal!!!!! 

Good post. 

Thenonymous
Thenonymous

As someone who has eaten a Hebrew National All-Beef Frank, I think that all concerned parties can do better.

joel2
joel2

i'd be more interested in hearing Perry clarify why we give Israel so much money and aid with nothing in return but grief and dead bodies. 

Geezy
Geezy

He damn sure has been to Israel, that much is true. I guess he failed to leave out his wife, and his crew of DPS officers also flew out with him to accept his "Defender of Jerusalem Award". What he failed to mention was he also billed the taxpayers 5K a ticket. Fuck flying coach.

Flash
Flash

I remember you Geezy.  You were the one who raised hell when Michelle Oboma spent so much taxpayer money to fly an entourage to Spain for a shopping boondiggle.  Keep up the good fight! 

Geezy
Geezy

Ah yes, I do remember that trip. Unfortunately while she was jetting off to Spain ol Rick was pissing off teachers salaries because he didn't like the legroom on the common man side of the curtain. But hey, the Jewish Medal of Honor is more important than educating our kids right? 

Gaff in a Head Act
Gaff in a Head Act

LOL! To him, foreign policy would be going for lunch in Houston's Chinatown!!

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