Posted by Brad @ 3:22 pm on August 29th 2011

The Foreign Policy of Rick Perry

“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.”

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  1. Conor Friedersdorf piles on. Here are Perry’s positions:

    Unilateralism or Multilateralism

    GOP Candidate A: “It’s not our interest to go it alone. We respect our allies and we must always seek to engage them in military missions”

    GOP Candidate B: “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.”

    Interventionism or Restraint

    GOP Candidate A: “I do not believe that America should fall subject to a foreign policy of military adventurism. We should only risk shedding American blood and spending American treasure when our vital interests are threatened.”

    GOP Candidate B: “As the 10th anniversary of the attacks of 911 approach, we must renew our commitment to taking the fight to the enemy wherever they are before they strike at home. We should always look to build coalitions among the nations to protect the mutual interests of freedom loving people.”

    Qualifications to be Commander in Chief

    Candidate A: “I think the military men and women respect the commander in chief regardless of who it is.”

    Candidate B: “Go ask your veterans if they’d rather see somebody who’s never served as the commander in chief. I think they really like to see a person who’s worn the uniform in that office and, you know, I think that’s just a true statement and I wouldn’t back up off of it an inch.”

    Comment by Brad — 8/31/2011 @ 10:28 am

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