Skip to comments.Perry’s Comments Ruffle Turkey’s Feathers
Posted on 01/17/2012 6:26:44 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
For Turkey, busy riding an economic boom and preoccupied with soccer scandals and revolutionary shifts across its borders, the race for the U.S. Republican nomination hasnt exactly been a box office draw. Until Tuesday, that is
Late Monday, Texas governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry said that Turkey was governed by what many perceive to be Islamic terrorists, and should be booted out of NATO.
The governors remarks, made during the Fox News Channel and Wall Street Journal GOP debate in South Carolina, came in response to a question from the moderator over whether Turkey still belonged in NATO amid international concern over media reports of declining press freedoms, deteriorating relations with Israel and a rising murder rate of women.
Obviously when you have a country that is being ruled by what many would perceive to be Islamic terrorists, when you start seeing that type of activity against their own citizens, then not only is it time for us to have a conversation about whether or not they belong to be in NATO but its time for the United States, when we look at their foreign aid, to go to zero with it, Mr. Perry said.
....Turkish and U.S. diplomats say they cannot remember a time when cooperation between Ankara and Washington was closer, citing that President Barack Obama called Turkeys prime minister more than any other leader except Britains Prime Minister in 2011....
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I like Perry, I always have but he’s done and he’s sucking much needed oxygen form the Gingrich campaign.
How is that?
He isn’t going to win and he’s siphoning Gingrich votes as is Santorum.
Looks like a certain blogger is not absorbing the news but is just listening to our pro-Arab “Spring” administration.
Seems like you try to have it both ways.
Perry is a nothing, a nobody, not going anywhere, polls very low...BUT HE’S HURTING NEWT, WHO IS THE GREATEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD!
Have I calibrated that about right?
Santorum I can kind of see, but Perry?
Unless or until Perry takes off, that miniscule effect is not hurting Gingrich and if it is, something is wrong...with him, not with what Perry is doing.
Also, I am not a Gingrich voter who is siphoned off to Perry.
That’s not what I said and you know it. At this point 5, 6, 7% is crucial and 90% of Perry’s votes will go to Gingrich.
I have a lot of issues with Gingrich but I’m clear headed enough to realize that he is the only one who can beat Romney and likely the only one who can beat Obama.
Perry is not the problem for Newt. I hope he stays in until Texas to give voters and real fiscal and social conservative who is trustworthy and does change sides when he's paid to change sides.
newts most recent remarks over the last 5 years have been all over the map from "the era of Reagan is over" to his "right wing social engineering" to his attempts to co-opt issues like global warming by agreeing with them.
That is insane talk. Santorum has beat Newt in two out of two states and you say that he is taking from Newt. Your wrong!! Newt takes from Santorum. Newt should drop out today. Who has more delegates? Problem solves and truth uncovered.
So he’s not the greatest thing since sliced bread, in your mind.
He sure is to plenty of his supporters.
Santorum is the big dog on the block. Right there next to Newt. For Perry to drop out while Santorum continues doesn’t add up. The math doesn’t work.
It might not even add up if you forced all of those three candidates’ supporters to vote for one of them.
I know you said Santorum should go.
But until he does, this is a pointless Perry bash to claim he is responsible for Newt not beating Romney in polls. People have done nothing but bash Perry over one thing or another from the getgo.
I for one have had it up to here with that.
On other threads, and sometimes on Perry threads, they try to intimidate us by saying if Romney wins, Perry is to blame along with his supporters.
Newt is not trustworthy, not only to me, but to a lot of others.
That is not my fault, or Rick Perry’s.
Ultimately, I don’t know what I’m going to do in this situation.
Perhaps “your” wrong. Santorum has no chance. Gingrich is our last best hope.
You’re right. Perry’s problem is... Perry.
That is what they want us to think but it really has just started!
Problem is they have all 'cept money bags, have spent too much money where it wasn't that important.
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