According to the New York Times, Reverend Ricky Perry has come down firmly – in all his Evangelical splendor – on the side of uber-conservative supporters of Israel, denouncing what he called an Obama administration policy of “appeasement” that had gravely weakened Israel and forcefully declaring that Jerusalem should be fully under the control of the Israeli government.
And who exactly has the President been appeasing? Since taking office he’s approved $2.775 billion in military aid, part of an ongoing commitment that will eventually top out at approximately $30 billion within the next ten years, and all this at a time when our economy is ailing, and our national debt and deficit are on the increase, the U.S. continues to provide $3.148 billion in loan guarantees aimed at keeping Israel’s debt manageable. Yep, there’s a lot of appeasement going on there alright you putz.
Ricky also reportedly “suggested” if he were king of the forest, he’d move the American embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, telling reporters, during a news conference in New York, “If you want to work for the State Department, you will be working in Jerusalem.”
In short he’s saying, “Y’all better get ready because when I’m runnin things we’re goin to be movin up to Jerusalem whether them A-rabs like it or not.”
He’d be putting U.S. Personnel smack in the middle of a conflicted zone, and daring the Arabs to strike, what’s next, pledging U.S. aid to reclaim the Temple Mount?
“I am for Jerusalem being united under Israeli rule,” he said in response to a question at a news conference. Jewish leaders who had been invited to the event by his campaign and were standing behind him loudly applauded the comment.
You know, in the back of his mind he was saying, “Of course I’m also for secession and national corn dogger day too.”
Basically sheriff Ricky done tossed his lasso at the feet of the Arab world and said he’d be soon leadin a posse to “the Holy Land”! Yee Haw! It’s a good thing he didn’t have no six shooters or he’d have brung em out and shot em into the air.
Perry said the President’s Middle East policy was “naive, arrogant, misguided and dangerous.”
Hold the phone? That sounds like he’s describing his own Middle East policy; let’s get this straight; he’s a career politician from Texas for crying out loud, who earned a degree in animal science while cheer leading, who thinks he’s on a mission from God, believes in state’s rights to the point of secession, and who’s entire background on Israel probably stems from an illustrated copy of the Child’s Bible, and is reinforced once a year when the family sets out the light up plastic Nativity scene in their front yard at Christmas.
While Ricky claims he supports a “two-state solution” in the region, he showed absolutely no tact, pledging “unwavering” support for Israel” and adding with typical Bush-style Texas bluster: “Tell the people of Israel — help is on the way.”
He further “suggested” if the Palestinians obtained statehood recognition at the United Nations, and if he were in charge, he’d put an end to, or very sharply curtail, any further economic aid to the Palestinians.
I think it’s pretty much a certainty if, by some fluke of nature, he becomes the president, the aid to Palestine will be cut off anyhow.
One of the good things when Perry starts shooting his mouth off like this is he looks and sounds more and more like George W. Bush; same cocky air; same Texas sized bravado; same lack of understanding of anything bigger than a cock fight. He’s essentially Bush version 2012, and hopefully the country’s had enough of that nonsense.