Rick Perry Stumbles…Again!


Oops? Instead of recovering from his awkward brain freeze at the last GOP debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry may have stepped in it again at the foreign-policy rematch. Perry proposed starting each nation’s foreign aid at zero every year before allocating new funds—even, he said, with special allies such as Israel. The Daily Beast’s Bruce Riedel, a former CIA officer, explains why this is a terrible idea that could leave Israel vulnerable—and could ultimately benefit Iran. Plus, Michelle Goldberg, Jacob Heilbrunn, and more Daily Beast contributors grade the debate.