Perdue on Iraq: Solve the problem yourself, or ‘keep your mouth shut’
Friday, May 11, 2007, 08:51 AM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Gov. Sonny Perdue just finished up his talk-radio session with former U.S. secretary of education Bill Bennett on WGKA (920AM), held at the state Capitol.
On his “Morning in America” show, Bennett mentioned that Perdue has been talked about as vice-presidential fodder in ‘08, and asked if the governor agreed with other Republicans who think it might be time to put some air between themselves and President Bush — specifically on the topic of Iraq.
Perdue said he did not. In fact, in Spiro Agnew-like fashion, the governor encouraged nattering nabobs of negatism to put a lid on the loose talk.
Perdue acknowledged that the going in Iraq has been tough. But, he said, “until you’ve got a better idea, keep your mouth shut.”
“This president did not choose war. He chose to protect the United States of America, and I’m thankful that he did,” Perdue said.