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Perry endorses aggressive foreign policy doctrine
Houston Chronicle ^ | BRIAN CHASNOFF

Posted on 08/29/2011 9:37:31 PM PDT by Tempest

SAN ANTONIO - Despite being asked by convention leaders to appear as state governor and not a presidential candidate, Gov. Rick Perry endorsed an aggressive foreign policy doctrine, including support for the concept of pre-emptive strikes, in his welcoming remarks Monday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention.

Speaking to thousands of veterans and other registrants at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Perry also strongly defended the United States' unilateral powers in declaring war.

'A dangerous world'

"It's a dangerous world that we live in today," Perry said. "As the 10th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11 approach, we must renew our commitment to taking the fight to the enemy, wherever they are, before they strike at home."

Following some applause, he continued: "We respect our allies, and we must always seek to engage them in military missions. At the same time, we must be willing to act when it is time to act. We cannot concede the moral authority of our nation to multilateral debating societies. And when our interests are threatened, American soldiers should be led by American commanders."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biggovernment; neocon; perry; ricardo; rino; warmonger Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: Tempest

Make Obama define his foreign policy, if he has one.


2 posted on 08/29/2011 9:39:26 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: Tempest
Perry
Derangement
Syndrome

3 posted on 08/29/2011 9:44:51 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
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To: Tempest
Despite being asked by convention leaders to appear as state governor and not a presidential candidate, Gov. Rick Perry endorsed an aggressive foreign policy doctrine, including support for the concept of pre-emptive strikes, in his welcoming remarks Monday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention.

Yes, because nobody could expect a governor speaking to a military convention to discuss the use of military force. Why would the veterans of foreign wars possibly be interested in such a thing?

4 posted on 08/29/2011 9:48:15 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Tempest

Oh, and thank you, Tempest, for posting an article that reflects Perry in a good light, and for recognizing the bias of the source.


5 posted on 08/29/2011 9:49:13 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Lol.... I second that thank you.....especially for recognizing the bias of that source. ;-)


6 posted on 08/29/2011 9:52:54 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita

Every newspaper that doesn’t kiss Rick Perry’s butt must be ‘teh bias’


7 posted on 08/29/2011 10:02:55 PM PDT by Tempest (Google: Rick perry bi-national healthcare)
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To: arrogantsob
I'm still waiting for an answer from the Perry-winkies as to what constitutes "American interests" sufficient to initiate military action. Seems a just a teensy bit ambiguous for my taste. Too often "American interests" looks to me like taxing Americans to subsidize protection for investors exporting their jobs.
8 posted on 08/29/2011 10:04:22 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Tempest

Gee, Tempest, why this penchant for constantly constructing straw men?


9 posted on 08/29/2011 10:05:55 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Tempest

And when our interests are threatened, American soldiers should be led by American commanders.”

Saay, you don’t think he was talking about IndoKenyanamerican imposters here? Naah.


10 posted on 08/29/2011 10:09:53 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Carry_Okie

No one has ever specified what “American Interests” are and they probably never will. Perry is a veteran so I would assume his definition would be similar to what would be considered our traditional national interests.

It would probably be more productive and accurate to define what is NOT our interests.

Jobs are exported because of resource price differentials in the world market per unit of labor. They are exported from dynamic and innovative countries once production becomes so rationalized that it can be performed in less dynamic and innovative countries for less cost.

Our focus should not be on preservation of the older jobs/products but creation of the newer ones. Stagnation is the result of focusing on preservation.


11 posted on 08/29/2011 10:21:00 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: arrogantsob
No one has ever specified what “American Interests” are and they probably never will.

Of course, because subjective fuzzy blandishments are wonderful cover allowing the latitude for political payoffs.

Our focus should not be on preservation of the older jobs/products but creation of the newer ones. Stagnation is the result of focusing on preservation.

There is no such thing as a "mature technology." Even long established industries have a lot of room in them for technical improvement, especially when conflated with multiple overlapping land uses by which to optimize the long term return on assets.

12 posted on 08/29/2011 10:29:47 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Tempest

Invasive war just makes the world safe for State Department careerists.


13 posted on 08/29/2011 11:25:44 PM PDT by Dumb_Ox
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To: Tempest

Dude, nice spin. He endorsed today a true libertarian doctrine. But, yeah, nice spin Ron Paul partisan hack.

I really don’t have a candidate in the race, also.


14 posted on 08/30/2011 5:05:22 AM PDT by LibertyPatriot2001
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To: Carry_Okie

I think we’ve blown up too many things and haven’t gotten much out of it.


15 posted on 08/30/2011 5:33:08 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: demshateGod
I think we’ve blown up too many things and haven’t gotten much out of it.

Hmmm. I think the older French generations - those who still remember the Nazi occupation - might disagree with you on that point. I think the Kuwaitis might also disagree with you, and the folks who buy their oil, too.
16 posted on 08/30/2011 5:37:15 AM PDT by Oceander (The phrase "good enough for government work" is not meant as a compliment)
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To: Oceander

well , comparing what we are fighting for now , which is nation building , to fighting Hitler is like comparing an ant to an elephant. Perry sounds just like W. and it is pas time we got ourselves out of these entanglements that have done nothing but reshuffle the same deck in the middle east and wasted our treasury


17 posted on 08/30/2011 10:19:38 AM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: Carry_Okie

“Of course, because subjective fuzzy blandishments are wonderful cover allowing the latitude for political payoffs.” While that may be true it does not address the real issue which is that national interests are not some discrete list of wishes. They can change rapidly and are undefined.

Is this dangerous? Yes, but IF the wisdom of the People prevails can be handled. Life must face unavoidable dangers.

Off course there is mature technology. It does not mean unchanging anymore than a mature person is unchanging. There is new technology (nanotech), mature technology (automobile manufacture) and old technology (buggy whip manufacture). We owe our economic greatness to concentration on the new.

I have no idea what you meant by referencing land usage.


18 posted on 08/30/2011 10:58:43 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: Dumb_Ox

Maybe, if the invasive forces were bureaucrats.


19 posted on 08/30/2011 11:00:35 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: RED SOUTH

You seem to forget that the entanglements are the result of attacks upon the US. Just as the entanglement with Japan was the result of Pearl Harbor.

A Great Power will have great involvements and they are unavoidable.


20 posted on 08/30/2011 11:03:45 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: arrogantsob

I’m sorry but such a bellicose direction is not needed for this country. In case anyone hasn’t noticed this country has been involved in two harsh occupations in the Middle East for over the past decade with the loss of thousands of brave fighting men and women to say nothing of our actions in Yemen, Libya ect ect. Oh and just an FYI - this country is broke and deep in debt. While some on FR get off on calls for explosions and blowing stuff up, its gotten old for the rest of us.


21 posted on 08/30/2011 5:34:04 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

When you can more accurately describe my view perhaps it would be worth discussing it with you, but it is pointless to tilt with caricatures.


22 posted on 08/30/2011 6:08:03 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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