Rick Perry Stumbles…Again!

DEBATE

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.