August 14, 2011

A Question for Rick Perry

When Sen. Barack Obama was running for president, it emerged that one of his informal advisors, former Clinton official Rob Malley, had met with members of Hamas as part of his work with International Crisis Group. The right-wing media went bezerk, and the Obama campaign distanced itself from Malley, a respected scholar and former diplomat.

Now we learn one of Perry's informal advisors, Gen. (Ret.) Peter Pace, has been shilling for the terrorist group Mujahedeen Khalq along with a boatload of other people from both sides of the aisle -- including former Obama Administration National Security Advisor Gen. (Ret.) Jim Jones. 

What is the appropriate response here? Should Gov. Perry distance himself from those who have associated with and advocated on behalf of Mujahedeen Khalq?