Perry & Israel

These comments by Rick Perry are attracting a certain amount of attention:

QUESTION: To what extent do you view America protecting Israeli as a theological priority?

PERRY: Well obviously Israel is our oldest and most stable democratic ally in the region. That is what this is about. I also as a Christian have a clear directive to support Israel. So from my perspective both as an American and as a Christian, I am going to stand with Israel.

Think Progress somehow managed to omit the crucial first two sentences of Perry’s reply. Nevertheless, that third sentence is, to say the least, striking.

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4 Responses to Perry & Israel

  1. Meng Bomin says:

    Striking, but not incredibly surprising.

  2. The Mark Who Was Here First says:

    I look forward to the so-called secular rightists here telling me why I have to vote for this idiot if he gets the GOP nomination. After the Christine O’Donnell fiasco in 2010 (where poster after poster here informed of us of their willingness to vote for that ignorant, superstitious cow), nothing seems beyond the pale.

  3. Polichinello says:

    Mark, u mad bro?

  4. The Mark Who Was Here First says:

    Mad, no. Expecting logical consistency, yes.

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