Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Undiplomatically speaking, Rick Perry Commits Perry-Kiri When He Talks...

Every time Rick Perry opens his mouth and talks about something "foreign," he commits Perry-kiri.  Remember that debate in Florida not too long ago where he was asked by moderator, Bret Baier what he would do first, as president, if he received a 3 a.m. phone call “telling [him] that Pakistan had lost control of its nuclear weapons at the hands of the Taliban.”  You don't remember that? Here, we'll repeat for you the world famous Rick Perry word salad, his response to that gocha question -- on the house:

"Well, obviously before you ever get to that point, you have to build a relationship in that region. That’s one of the things that this administration has not done. Just yesterday, we found out through Admiral Mullen that Haqqani has been involved with, and that’s a terrorist group, directly associated with the Pakistani country. To have a relationship with India, to make sure that India knows that they are an ally of the United States. For instance, when we had the opportunity to sell India the upgraded F-16s, we chose not to do that. We did the same thing with Taiwan. The point is, our allies need to understand clearly that we are their friends, we will be standing by there with them. Today, we don’t have those allies in that region that can assist us if that situation that you talked about were to become a reality."
Well, obviously, if he ends up in the WH, even the Chinese spies who speak perfect English would need a translator to discipher what this guy is talking out his ass.

Today, while I was running around doing errands, a blog pal wrote and asked if I have seen the CNN report about Texas presidentiable, Rick Perry questioning the intentions of our American diplomats. So, of course, I had to stop and look it up. Bottomline -- Perry minders should really not let him open his mouth until he has done his 10,000-page homework. Below via CNN:
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said Monday he didn’t think some State Department employees were working in the best interest of the country.

“I’m not sure our State Department serves us well,” the Texas governor said on a radio program with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. “I’m not talking about the Secretary of State here. I’m talking about the career diplomats and the Secretary of State who, all too often, may not be making decisions, or giving advice to the administration that’s in this country’s best interest.”

Perry said Congressional action might be required to ensure the nation’s diplomatic corps is taking actions that benefit America.

“We need to have a discussion with Congress to make sure that the decisions that are being made are in America’s best interest,” Perry said.

Mr. Perry said that our American diplomats are not working in the best interest of the United States of A. Why, he can see them from his porch, sort of.  And just look at its name. It's called the "Foreign Service," what more proof is there that they're working for those foreigners?  Plus, think about it, these diplomats live in foreign countries, wear foreign clothes, wear funny hats, some have foreign names and most speak foreign languages! And oh, the horror, their children go to international schools run by foreigners. It's crystal clear as Texas skies whose side they're on, eh?

The next thing you know, Mr. Perry will have our diplomats embedded with brain cameras, so there is public record ensuring that "they are taking actions that benefit America." Another presidentiable already wants to eliminate five federal agencies departments, Guv Rick might just decide to eliminate the State Department, too.  Especially as he has three on his list and can only remember two.

And by the way, the last time an ambitious politician had a discussion with Congress about the faithfulness of our diplomatic corps, we had a full blown witch hunt called Joseph McCarthy.

More from CNN:
Perry said tougher action was required in Pakistan, where he suggested the Pakistani intelligence agency was involved in actions harmful to America. Perry said the message to Pakistan hasn’t been clear enough from the United States.

“We need to lay down the law to Pakistan,” Perry said.

Mr. Perry must think that our American diplomats serving in over 260 posts around the world including those in a few declared and undeclared war zones wake up everyday and play mini-mini-mini-mo in deciding what foreign policy objectives they feel like doing that day.  It doesn't work that way, Guv.

Our diplomats have their set of instructions from the State Department, who gets its marching orders from you guess it, the White House.  So if the Congress succeeds in passing that nutty bill making it illegal for our diplomats to talk to Iranian diplomats, and a President Perry signs that into law, our American diplomats have to abide by it; as they have abided, followed, implemented the foreign policies of this country through Republican and Democratic administrations.   

Our diplomats do not have a DIY foreign policy that they think up from their garages. To accuse them of not working in the best interest of the United States is not just stupid but shows a laziness in understanding where the pieces fit.  There's a hole in your brain, Guv, patch it up.

Hey, what moss is this guy chewing?


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