Perry misspeaks, says US in war with Iran

AP News
Posted: Dec 08, 2011 4:28 PM
Perry misspeaks, says US in war with Iran

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry is correcting himself after saying the US is at war in Iran instead of Iraq.

At a campaign stop Thursday in South Carolina, a woman asked the Texas governor his views on current U.S. military operations and how they compare to the nation's role in World War II.

Perry began the answer by talking about Iran and Afghanistan before someone in the audience interrupted him. The Texas governor quickly realized he misspoke, joking that the comment "will be on the front page."

Similar gaffes have plagued Perry, including an incident last month when he forgot, during a presidential debate, which of three federal agencies he had proposed to abolish.