Perry says he would send troops back into Iraq
Um, well that's an idea given the circumstances there with the American backed, Iranian loving Prime Minister arresting political opponents and accusing high ranking members of his government of being behind assassination squads.
But perhaps we should like, you know, wait to see if we're asked back in?
"The idea that we allow the Iranians to come back into Iraq and take over that country, with all of the treasures, both in blood and money, that we have spent in Iraq- because this president wants to kowtow to his liberal leftist base, and move out those men and women. He could have renegotiated that time frame. I think it is a huge error for us," Perry said at the debate, sponsored by ABC News/Yahoo!/WMUR-TV.
This is the not the first time that the Texas governor has been critical of President Obama's foreign policy in Iraq, but it is the first that he has suggested sending troops back after their withdrawal last month.
At a campaign stop in Iowa in December, Perry said on Iraq, "Giving your enemy is a timeline of which you're going to withdraw is really bad tactics."
Perry was bolder at the ABC News/Yahoo GOP presidential debate Saturday, citing Iran as a potential problem in Iraq.
"We're going to see Iran, in my opinion, move back in at literally the speed of light. They're going to move back in, and all of the work we've done -- every young man that has lost his life in that country will have been for nothing. Because we've got a president that does not understand what's going on in that region," Perry said.
What's this about Iran "moving back in?" Since when did they leave? They've had an alliance with the major Shia political party - ISCI - since the 1980's when most of the party's leadership fled to Iran. They've got prominent Shia militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr in their hip pocket. And it is widely known that they have a stranglehold on the Interior Ministry with spies and stooges galore.
The chances of the US being asked back in is remote. And any president - Obama or his replacement - would have to think long and hard about intervening in another bloody civil war.
Perry would be better off keeping his mouth shut lest people get the idea he's ignorant of foreign policy issues.