Posts Tagged: Solynda

Has Rick Perry Set U.S.-Solynda Relations Back 50 Years?

After Texas governor and U.S. presidential candidate Rick Perry criticized the Obama administration for sending $500 million of aid to the country Solynda, disturbing new details about his attitudes toward ethnic Solyndans have emerged.

Speaking at a campaign event in Iowa on Sunday, Perry said that he was in favor of cutting all "subsidies or however you refer to them" to Solynda. Within an hour of that statement, two former Perrry campaign staffers spoke off the record with The Awl to strongly condemn Perry's take on the strategic importance of Solynda to the United States.

"Cutting aide to Solynda is not about good public policy, or smart foreign [...]