Skip to comments.Rick Perry Talks Iraq and His ‘Love Affair’ With Guns
Posted on 10/22/2011 10:24:01 AM PDT by normy
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said today he would never announce a date for a troop withdrawal from Iraq, the way President Obama did, but one thing he didnt care to keep secret was what he called his long love affair with guns. Perry, speaking before heading off for a pheasant hunt with Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, at Loess Hills Hunting Preserve in Merrill, Iowa, implied that Obama may be putting American troops at risk by announcing that there will be a full U.S. withdrawal from Iraq by the end of the year. Most importantly you dont tell the enemy what your timetable is going to be, Perry said. This administration has signaled, telegraphed its intentions all too often, and thats just unacceptable. The last thing that you want to do is put those men and womens lives in peril, and I think thats what the presidents done by making a political statement to his base that hes going to be out of Iraq on a date certain, Perry said. Thats just bad public policy, but its more importantly, its bad tactics from a commanders standpoint. He needs to be working with the commanders on a timetable to remove those troops but obviously not telling the bad guys when its going to happen. Wearing a khaki and bright orange hunting vest with a half khaki, half camouflage baseball hat, Perry refused to specify how many troops he would keep in Iraq if he was president but said he would consult with the commanders on the ground to develop a plan he would likely not broadcast to the public.
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Rick Perry? Is anyone even still listening to that guy? He has the IQ of a can of Spam.
Thanks Normy. Perry in his own words.
Gov. Perry understands the term Loose lips sink ships and kills soldiers.
No stronger advocate for the 2nd Amendment and has the record to back it up. No apologies from him on this issue.
Walks the walk.
LOL. Maybe he’s running as the first “Special Needs” President?
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Quite right. Also, it was Bush who signed the agreement to leave by the end of the year in the first place. It’s not like it was a secret.
Rick Perry, upong graduation from college was commisioned in the United States Air Force. He became a pilot and rose to Captain.
Not a feat for dummies.
At least Perry knows where he stands on important issues like the 2nd Amendment and since he was an Air Force pilot in the Middle East, he has first hand knowledge of the area, for a dumbass that is. His idea of basically copying Israels border fence is pretty good too, for a dumbass.
I was glad to see the graduate of the "black Harvard" has come in line with Perry's border security measures too.
Perry refused to specify how many troops he would keep in Iraq if he was president
Perry taking time from fun and games to comment?
We got thousands of dead Americans, tens of thousands wounded, America spent over a trillion dollars of it’s treasure on these lazy bathrobe wearing fanatical religious freaks, a few years later, America is broke, in debt multiple trillions, tens of millions lost their homes, businesses, investments, retirements, careers, our own borders have become a war zone and national security nightmare...
Hell, we didn’t even get cheap gas out of Iraq.
We won nothing but death and debt Mr. Perry...
Gov. Rick Perry participates in ceremonies at Camp Mabry to redesignate the 49th Armored Division as the 36th Infantry Division. The former 49th Armored Division, which consists of approximately 12,000 soldiers, makes up almost two-thirds of the Texas National Guard. The division's redesignation as the 36th Infantry Division is part of the Texas Army National Guard's transition from a heavy armored force to a more versatile infantry force.
Texas Gov. Perry receives a warm greeting from Ghazni Provincial Governor Dr. Usman Usmani at the flight line minutes after landing at Forward Operating Base Ghazni by UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. Perry led a delegation of four other governors
Lt. Col. Thomas J. Kleis (R) briefs Texas Gov. Rick Perry (C) as Command Sgt. Maj. Peter P.A. Collins (L) listens on the intelligence gathering successes the 636th Military Intelligence Battalion has achieved during their last six months of duty
Texas Gov. Rick Perry stands with Texas service members from the 636th Military Intelligence Battalion, 71st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade and the 136th Military Police Battalion on July 20th under the Texas flag he presented to the 636th.
Texas Governor Rick Perry testifies before a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the presidents request for additional Gulf Coast aid in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and Rita, in Washington on March 7, 2006.
Ft Hood, Texas Nov 2009
For a dumbass.
At that link there also is a good video, "Veterans for Rick Perry."
There also is a Veterans 4 Rick Perry Facebook page.
A Veterans for Rick Perry Facebook page.
An AZ Veterans for Rick Perry Facebook page.
Rick Perry and Marcus Luttrell
Rick Perry's Medal of Honor Motorcycle auctioned for Freedom Angels
So Rick Perry wants to bring democracy to Iraq?
Someone should ask him why he wants to keep troops there. I doubt he knows the answer.
Get real, even the monkey brained religious lunatics your government invited into the country, leaned how to fly 767s into prime targets in a short period of time.
Yeah, post pics of your candidate posing on Harleys, or riding cows down main street....That’s the ticket!
You look at a few short soundbites and reject 10 years of executive experience. 24 million people in Texas. A 1200 mile international border. The 13th largest economy in the world, and the Governor is stupid!
Oh I forgot to mention the largest job creator in the USA since the Obama recession.
You look like a jackass when you jump these threads.
Perry could count on one hand the number of trips he had taken out of his home state by the time he graduated from Texas A&M University, but everything changed when he joined the Air Force.
Flying C-130s, Perry lived in Germany and Saudi Arabia. He flew in Central and South America, North Africa and all over Europe.
"I saw all of these different types of governments and I made the connections to how the people acted and looked, and it became abundantly clear to me that, at that particular point in time, that America was this very unique place and that our form of democracy was very rare," Perry said. " ... That was the greatest gift I received from my years of being in the military, and they really shaped my outlook on the rest of my life."
Perry made good on that promise in July, when a cohort of liberal activists boarded a Gaza-bound aid boat with the goal of breaching Israel's maritime blockade of the Gaza strip
So what if Perry knows how to fly a plane, the terrorists who flew planes into the World Trade Center knew how to fly planes too
I might try to keep that post for future references to any of his other posts.
Rick Perry: Having a strong economy so that we have the economic ability to have an impactful foreign policy.
We must be able to keep up with our research and -development capabilities in the military.
And our very important foreign policy position must be that our friends know well be there for them, whether its Israel in the Middle East or Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, or India in the sphere of influence where China is located.
The moral of the story is ya don't have to be some senior scientist or real intelligent person to fly an aircraft, and in fact children are taught to fly all the time.
And 1,000 unscripted words of the mouth of Ricky P. takes half the day, and has the embarassed audience looking at their shoes and wishing they were somewhere else.
Stick to the pictures and the gun-posing, Ricky P. Words and thoughts are not your friends.
Actually, I like Newt Mr. normy.
He KO’d everyone on the stage at every debate...No doubt those in the Perry fan club failed to notice.
I look at the whole body of work. Perry has the best body of work in totality with the least amount of flags. Newt is second and he has the added bonus of being a great political intellect but I am not sure he wouldn't want to get along once elected. I tend to give him a pass on the global warming thing as being a political move, and a bad one.
You sure it wasn’t Josh Brolin?
Ignore them normy they are cainiacs at home alone.
Very nice group of pictures...
...Well, except for the left half of the last one.
Here's a more pertinent pic of Pandering Perry.
Pandering Perry may like guns but he likes ILLEGAL aliens also.
“The moral of the story is ya don’t have to be some senior scientist or real intelligent person to fly an aircraft”
You are confusing civilian aircraft with fighter jets, missions, competition, etc.
Poses with guns and has a big heart. Communicates with clicks and grunts. Yeah let’s vote for that guy.
There was a 11 year old girl a couple years back, who flew a Russian Mig-29 and broke the sound barrier with it. Did I mention she was 11 years old?
You have no knowldege of flying.
It requires a great deal of skill to land a transport. Or take one off, for that matter. In between is not too difficult.
Obama didn't announce the withdrawal. U.S. ambassador Ryan Crocker signed the SOFA on 17 Nov 2008, the day before obama was elected and it's been public knowledge.
It is amazing Governor Perry understands the military foundation of respect and protection for our United States military oversees when President Obama, our country’s Commander-in-Chief, does nothing but put our troops in danger.
I’m’ going to be glad when Obama gets voted out of office next November so we can give our troops a REAL Commander-In-Chief!
Texas Rangers and Texas State Patrol are also massive LEO organizations, much larger than the average State Patrol.
This is yet another reason, when all the smoke clears, Perry will beat Romney and Cain. Cooler heads will prevail. Not to mention he has military command experience. Perry's stats dominate, crush to powder the stats of every candidate running.
Mitt? Is that you?
Your argument was that you don't have to be intelligent to fly a fighter jet. Age is not equivalent to intelligence.
Show me a stupid 17 year old who flies fighter jets well (completes missions and lands them again) and I'll concede your point.
I never said or suggested that and the reason why could not provide a quote from me saying that. If your going to make an allegation, you should at least back up. You might want to read #39 again, slowly.
I read your post slowly. It still says "you don't have to be intelligent.
No it's not what it says, ya damn liar.
I said: Ya dont have to be some senior scientist or real intelligent person to fly an aircraft.
And it's the truth.
This seems to be too complex or outside your scope of understanding.
Words mean things and ya can't cherry pick certain words from the posts, and omit others to fit your argument. It don't work that way slick, and you will be called on it.