Gov. Perry writes editorial addressing Iraq situation

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 7, 2014. Friday marks the second day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings together prospective presidential candidates, conservative opinion leaders and tea party activists from coast to coast. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry is speaking out about the situation in Iraq as U.S. warplanes have been striking the terror group Isis for more than a week.

In a Politico editorial, Perry says the U.S. needs to take a deeper look at whether we should be more involved in Iraq. He also calls on lawmakers to put aside partisan bickering and discuss consequences of action and inaction.

“Rather than rehashing the causes of today’s crisis, we need to focus on outcomes still within our power to influence,” Perry wrote.

Click here to read Perry’s full editorial. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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