Governor Perry in IowaWhy is it that the newspaper quotes politicians or any people without fact checking or making them justify their opinions. If Governor Perry wrote sentences like the following on a paper in my history class, he’d get a 50 for failing to provide any evidence at all for his opinions. But the Austin-American Statesman quotes things he said at a party and acts like he’s making sense.

Perry predicted too that if Democrats prevail next year, the war on terrorism will return to U.S. soil.

No evidence offered.

Then this:

And although Giuliani would keep up the war on terrorism, Perry said, “if we elect the Democrats across the board, the war on terror is not going away. It’s just going to have to happen here. And I want the war, and I want the conflict, to be over there in their country. I want to stop it over there before they get back over here.”

First of all — Mr. Governor Good Hair, which is “their country”? Saudi Arabia (like 15 of the 19 9-11 terrorists)? Iran? Iraq? Syria? Mexico?

Second of all — Dear Editor, why do you print the governor’s comments without some commentary about how outrageous they are?

Finally, who cares about the governor’s opinions about terrorism anyway?