Political Points: Perry vs. Turkey, Obama’s Iran issue, Paul’s plan


PERRY RAPS TURKEY: At yesterday’s GOP debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry accused Turkey of “being ruled by what many would perceive to be Islamic terrorists.”

TURKEY RAPS PERRY: A spokesman for Turkey’s foreign ministry accused Perry of making "baseless and improper claims."

OBAMA’S IRAN PROBLEM: Mounting tensions with Iran pose "a major new political threat” for President Obama in the run-up to the election, The New York Times says.


EVANGELICALS FOR SANTORUM: Rick Santorum is getting a boost from the endorsement of a coterie of leading social conservatives.

PAUL’S BIN LADEN ANALOGY: Ron Paul got slammed by his fellow candidates after saying that Osama Bin Laden should have been captured not killed, and analogizing the U.S. raid on his hideout to a hypothetical strike by China on a Chinese dissident living in the United States.

PAUL’S PLAN: The New York Times looks at Ron Paul’s effort to rack up the delegates and asks what he wants from the Republican Party.

PAUL’S NOXIOUS NEWSLETTERS: The New Republic digs up more inflammatory material from Ron Paul’s infamous newsletters, including a suggestion that the Mossad may have been behind a 1986 terrorist attack on a Berlin disco and a complaint regarding ““the anti-German bigotry that the Nazi spectre is used to stir up.”

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