Rick Perry Defends Marines Who Urinated on Taliban Corpses

CHEROKEE, IA - DECEMBER 16: Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry arrives at the Copper Cup coffee shop for a campaign stop on December 16, 2011 in Cherokee, Iowa. Perry and the other GOP contenders are in the final stretch of campaigning in Iowa, where the caucus on January 3, 2012 is the first test the candidates must face to become the Republican presidential nominee. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Photo: Scott Olson/2011 Getty Images

"Obviously 18, 19-year-old kids make stupid mistakes all too often and that's what's occurred here. What is really disturbing to me is the over-the-top rhetoric from this administration and their disdain for the military." —Rick Perry speaking on CNN's State of the Union today.