Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) is usually quick to admit that he's prone to making mistakes while behind a podium, and on Saturday he did so again, just moments before appearing to confuse Libya with Lebanon.
“I fear where we’ve come to in America, where our administration won’t make one phone call to save our men and women in a embassy in Lebanon,” Perry said during a speech at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference.
Earlier in the same speech, Perry referenced his past blunders on the main stage, making a biblical reference and saying that they had proven to be a learning experience.
“I’ve learned a little bit about humility, particularly on national television,” Perry said,according to ABC News. “But the fact is, God hadn’t called the perfect to go into the arena of public service. He’s called people just like you and just like me.”
Perry then proceeded to invoke a quote by former President Ronald Reagan to jab the left, claiming that "liberals know so much that isn’t so.”
The topic of Libya has proven a stumbling block for politicians in the past. In 2011, then-GOP presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain were both tripped up when discussing the nation. Bachmann suggested the nation wasn't in Africa, while Cain appeared completely stumped when attempting to explain his position on Libya.