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Rick Perry Talks Iraq and His ‘Love Affair’ With Guns
ABC News ^ | 10/22/11 | Arlett Saenz

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 didn’t 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 don’t tell the enemy what your timetable is going to be,” Perry said. ” This administration has signaled, telegraphed its intentions all too often, and that’s just unacceptable. “The last thing that you want to do is put those men and women’s lives in peril, and I think that’s what the president’s done by making a political statement to his base that he’s going to be out of Iraq on a date certain,” Perry said. “That’s just bad public policy, but it’s — more importantly, it’s bad tactics from a commander’s standpoint. He needs to be working with the commanders on a timetable to remove those troops but obviously not telling the bad guys when it’s 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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; amnesty; guns; heartless; iraq; perry; texastoast
Perry has a cultural love of guns and understands the 2nd Amendment and the dangers of Obama's Iraq policy.
1 posted on 10/22/2011 10:24:08 AM PDT by normy
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To: shield
ping.

All should click the link and read the entire article. Thanks

2 posted on 10/22/2011 10:25:23 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: normy

Rick Perry? Is anyone even still listening to that guy? He has the IQ of a can of Spam.


3 posted on 10/22/2011 10:33:43 AM PDT by no dems (The HERMANator in 2012 !)
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To: normy
In his rush to get out on the campaign trail, Obama couldn't be bothered to send an envoy to negotiate immunity for American troops, so we really can't leave any troops there, something that Iran and their puppet, "the Mookster" can't wait for. The simple fact is that the US can't leave any troops in Iraq without immunity, otherwise the kangaroo courts set up there would put our troops in jeopardy. This is very unfortunate, because the last thing the world needs is a nuclear Iran and an Iranian controlled Iraq.

Mark

4 posted on 10/22/2011 10:36:28 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: no dems

You are.


5 posted on 10/22/2011 10:36:49 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: normy

Thanks Normy. Perry in his own words.

Gov. Perry understands the term Loose lips sink ships and kills soldiers.


6 posted on 10/22/2011 10:37:46 AM PDT by marty60
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To: normy

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.


7 posted on 10/22/2011 10:39:27 AM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: no dems
Hey no dem, no dem talking points either, ok?
8 posted on 10/22/2011 10:40:07 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: no dems

LOL. Maybe he’s running as the first “Special Needs” President?


9 posted on 10/22/2011 10:41:12 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Newt. The Grownup in the Room.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
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10 posted on 10/22/2011 10:42:46 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: MarkL

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.


11 posted on 10/22/2011 10:44:06 AM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: no dems

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.


12 posted on 10/22/2011 10:46:08 AM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: Dagnabitt
I might be special needs with my spelling problem. I blame my keyboard sticking.

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.

13 posted on 10/22/2011 10:46:39 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: normy

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?

Good God...

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...


14 posted on 10/22/2011 10:47:40 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: normy
Texas Marines

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

15 posted on 10/22/2011 10:48:30 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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16 posted on 10/22/2011 10:48:58 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Beautiful. Once again pictures speak 1000 words.

For a dumbass.

17 posted on 10/22/2011 10:50:27 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: normy
Rick Perry Signs Law Exempting Disabled Veterans from Property Taxes -- and more (nice picture too)

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

18 posted on 10/22/2011 10:51:06 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: normy

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.


19 posted on 10/22/2011 10:52:50 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion (Heartless)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Per usual, wonderful posts, my fellow Perrywinkle.
As more and more Americans come to realize who the real Rick Perry is an acute divide will arise between this great American and the other candidates.
20 posted on 10/22/2011 10:54:45 AM PDT by jla (Who says Perry's a conservative? - Rush, Inhofe, Levin & Sowell do.)
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To: tirednvirginia
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.

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.

21 posted on 10/22/2011 10:55:36 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yeah, post pics of your candidate posing on Harleys, or riding cows down main street....That’s the ticket!


22 posted on 10/22/2011 10:58:08 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
You are a very shallow thinker.

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.

23 posted on 10/22/2011 10:58:24 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: dragnet2
The Medal of Honor motorcycle is a Harley Davidson ridden by Texas Governor Rick Perry and signed by 17 Medal of Honor recipients. Governor Perry plans to auction the motorcycle with the proceeds going to benefit Freedom’s Angels.
24 posted on 10/22/2011 10:59:54 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: dragnet2

Rick Perry served in the U.S. Air Force after graduating from Texas A&M

C-130 Rick Perry: He flew the world before politics …….

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."

25 posted on 10/22/2011 11:01:52 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Dagnabitt
August 24, 2011: How Rick Perry helped stop the Gaza 'freedom flotillas' ….>>>>"I once spoke at a mission that Perry took part in, in Israel," Darshan-Leitner recently told Commentary's Alana Goodman. "And he approached me and said, 'I love what you do. It's amazing what you do. If you ever need help combating Israel's enemies, I'm here to assist.' "

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

26 posted on 10/22/2011 11:04:19 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I would say it's time to ignore dragnet2. With that last comment he is obviously gone Ron Paul senile. Let me paraphrase

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.

27 posted on 10/22/2011 11:04:59 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: jla
Q: What are the three most important foreign policy issues facing the U.S. today?

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 we’ll be there for them, whether it’s Israel in the Middle East or Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, or India in the sphere of influence where China is located.”

28 posted on 10/22/2011 11:06:18 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
As I said, even the monkey brained religious lunatics your government invited into the country, leaned how to fly 767s into prime targets in a very short period of time.

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.

29 posted on 10/22/2011 11:07:06 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: normy

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.


30 posted on 10/22/2011 11:08:01 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Newt. The Grownup in the Room.)
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To: normy

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.


31 posted on 10/22/2011 11:08:54 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
Good for you. Newt is my second choice but why do you feel the need to insult another Republican candidate? I don't insult any candidate because I may have to vote for them.

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.

32 posted on 10/22/2011 11:13:52 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: normy

You sure it wasn’t Josh Brolin?


33 posted on 10/22/2011 11:14:20 AM PDT by x
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To: normy

Ignore them normy they are cainiacs at home alone.


34 posted on 10/22/2011 11:16:49 AM PDT by marty60
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Very nice group of pictures...

...Well, except for the left half of the last one.


35 posted on 10/22/2011 11:21:14 AM PDT by casinva
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To: dragnet2
Yeah, post pics of your candidate posing on Harleys, or riding cows down main street....That’s the ticket!

Here's a more pertinent pic of Pandering Perry.

Pandering Perry may like guns but he likes ILLEGAL aliens also.

36 posted on 10/22/2011 11:28:34 AM PDT by South40 ('Heartless' since 1957)
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To: dragnet2

“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.


37 posted on 10/22/2011 12:16:26 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: South40

Poses with guns and has a big heart. Communicates with clicks and grunts. Yeah let’s vote for that guy.


38 posted on 10/22/2011 12:28:56 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Newt. The Grownup in the Room.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
No, you're confused period. Fact is you can teach a 17 year old kid to fly a jet fighter aircraft, and fly it good.

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?

39 posted on 10/22/2011 12:34:24 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Dagnabitt
Pandering Perry will pander to practically anyone
40 posted on 10/22/2011 12:36:56 PM PDT by South40 ('Heartless' since 1957)
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To: dragnet2

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.


41 posted on 10/22/2011 12:50:05 PM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: buffaloguy

See 39...lol


42 posted on 10/22/2011 1:00:21 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: normy
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said today he would never announce a date for a troop withdrawal from Iraq, the way President Obama did

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.

Status_of_Forces_Agreement,_2008

43 posted on 10/22/2011 1:41:18 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?)
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To: normy

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!


44 posted on 10/22/2011 2:05:49 PM PDT by casinva
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To: casinva
He understands because he is the Commander in Chief of the Texas Military Forces which include Texas Air National Guard, Texas Army National Guard and the Texas State Guard.

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.

45 posted on 10/22/2011 2:26:43 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: no dems

Mitt? Is that you?


46 posted on 10/22/2011 2:35:41 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: dragnet2
"No, you're confused period. Fact is you can teach a 17 year old kid to fly a jet fighter aircraft, and fly it good."

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.

47 posted on 10/22/2011 7:45:39 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
Your argument was that you don't have to be intelligent to fly a fighter jet.

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.

48 posted on 10/22/2011 9:34:05 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
"The moral of the story is ya don’t have to be some senior scientist or real intelligent person to fly an aircraft”
-dragnet2, POST #29 This Thread

I read your post slowly. It still says "you don't have to be intelligent.

Good luck.

49 posted on 10/23/2011 11:57:55 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
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 don’t 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.

50 posted on 10/23/2011 12:57:25 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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