He didn’t say it like that, but during last night’s Republican primary debate, Rick Perry seemed to promise to start / restart more wars. He wants to put the troops back in Iraq, just days after the war ended.
We all know that long wars generate jobs for Americans… or not, I guess. Well at least those lazy bums in the US Military (who, me?) would finally get back to work.
“I would send troops back into Iraq”
He went on to clarify, but I think he had already lost most Americans.
“I think the idea that we allow the Iranians to come back into Iraq and take over that country, with all of the treasure, both in blood and money, that we have spent in Iraq because this president wants to kowtow to his liberal, leftist base and move out those men and women – he could have renegotiated that timeline. I think it is a huge mistake.”
He will literally start world war three:
“We’re going to see Iran, in my opinion, move back in at literally the speed of light.”
The L.A. Times has some relevant statistics:
An ORC/CNN poll from December, when U.S. troops left Iraq, found that Americans overwhelmingly support the withdrawal, 78% to 21%. Sixty percent of Republicans and 78% of independents approved of the decision.
A majority of all respondents, 51%, said the decision to send troops into Iraq was “dumb,” and 57% said they believed the Bush administration had deliberately misled the American people about whether Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.