Rick Perry’s (and Anthony Weiner’s) Statement On Turkey

by Greg Pollowitz

Turkey is angry at Governor Perry:

Earlier in the day the Turkish Foreign Ministry and Turkish embassy in the United States, respectively, issued strongly worded statements criticizing Perry. Turkey’s minister to the United States noted that his country “receives no significant sums of foreign aid dollars from the U.S.” and said Perry’s comments were “misplaced and ill-advised.” Similarly, the country’s foreign ministry said the Texas governor was not well informed.

Oddly, though, Turkey didn’t seem to mind nor did the media take notice when Anthony Weiner called Turkey “a former ally” in 2010. (This was back before we knew Weiner was a perv.)