Maybe the ad is too long – if you can’t do it in 30 seconds, you can’t do it – but it’s not helped by Governor Perry’s performance at that same debate. You’ll remember that, when asked what he’d do with a 3 A.M. phone call telling him terrorists had Pakistan’s nukes, Mr. Perry responded:
“Well, obviously, before you ever get to that point, you have to build a relationship in that region. And 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 the terrorist group directly associated with the Pakistani country — so to have a relationship with India, to make sure that India knows that they are an ally of the United States.”
Words have meaning, even those ones.