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Rick Perry tells CPAC: Obama has made the world less safe

 

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the Islamic State group seizing territory in the Middle East represents the worst threat to freedom since communism.

The likely Republican presidential contender spoke Friday, Feb. 27,  in front of an audience of conservative activists at the second day of the annual CPAC convention just outside of Washington.

The former governor has been studying up on foreign policy and trying to reintroduce himself to voters after a poorly-received 2012 run.

Perry slammed President Barack Obama’s approach to dealing with world leaders, arguing that the world would be safer if the White House took a harder line approach.

He also touted his efforts as governor to secure his state’s border with Mexico and said any conversation about immigration reform has to begin with border security.

 

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