Texas Gov. Rick Perry is in England, Germany, Poland and Ukraine this week, ostensibly for an economic development mission. However, with major speeches Tuesday at the Royal United Services Institute in London and Thursday at University of Warsaw and visits with world leaders, he plainly is out to demonstrate he has the gravitas to operate on the world stage. If his speech today is any indication, things are looking bright for his presidential resume.
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas delivered a muscular foreign policy speech in London on Tuesday in which he defended Western military action against the Islamic State and seemed to distance himself further from the isolationist streak of his potential rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, including Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and his fellow Texan Ted Cruz.