Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Rick Perry outlines his foreign policy

Texas governor and US presidential candidate Rick Perry has begun to outline his putative foreign policy. From "Perry offers outline of foreign policy platform", by Carrie Dann, MSNBC, accessed 31 August 2011:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry offered the broad outlines of his foreign policy philosophy at an annual gathering of veterans Monday, telling attendees that he opposes "military adventurism" while also advocating for "taking the fight to the enemy" and decrying indecision by "multi-lateral debating societies" at times of international crisis.

"We must renew our commitment to taking the fight to the enemy wherever they are, before they strike at home. I do not believe that America should fall subject to a foreign policy of military adventurism," he said at the annual convention of Veterans of Foreign Wars in San Antonio.  "We should only risk shedding American blood and spending American treasure when our vital interests are threatened."

Well and good, Governor Perry. At least it sounds like a promising start, one that is light years ahead of the current Oval Office occupant.  But as to the 'enemy' that you mention, pray tell who is the enemy, sir, and what beliefs do they follow? Governor Perry, I look forward to your answer to that pertinent question.

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