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Palin and the Post article

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  1. mmillman

    mmillman Active Member

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    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska, Sept. 11 -- Gov. Sarah Palin linked the war in Iraq with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, telling an Iraq-bound brigade of soldiers that included her son that they would "defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans."
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    The idea that the Iraqi government under Saddam Hussein helped al-Qaeda plan the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a view once promoted by Bush administration officials, has since been rejected even by the president himself. But it is widely agreed that militants allied with al-Qaeda have taken root in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion.
    "America can never go back to that false sense of security that came before September 11, 2001," she said at the deployment ceremony, which drew hundreds of military families who walked from their homes on the sprawling post to the airstrip where the service was held.
    Palin's return to Alaska coincided with her first extensive interview since she became the Republican vice presidential nominee. In the interview, with ABC News correspondent Charles Gibson, she was confronted with questions about the U.S. relationship with Russia and her fitness for office, and she appeared to struggle when asked to define the "Bush doctrine" on foreign policy. Palin drew repeated follow-up questions from Gibson about whether she believed in the right to "anticipatory self-defense" and crossing other nations' borders to take action against threats.
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    "I believe that America has to exercise all options in order to stop the terrorists who are hellbent on destroying America and our allies," she said after several questions on the topic. "We have got to have all options out there on the table."
    That response put her in line with a view expressed by Sen. Barack Obama, now the Democratic presidential nominee, in August 2007, when he stirred controversy by saying that if he were elected president, he would be willing to attack inside Pakistan with or without approval from the Pakistani government. "If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won't act, we will," Obama said. At the time, McCain called Obama's comments "naive."
    Palin continued to take a hard line on national security issues when asked whether war with Russia could be necessary if Georgia were to join NATO and Russia crossed its borders again. Palin replied, "Perhaps so."
    "I mean, that is the agreement when you are a NATO ally, is if another country is attacked, you're going to be expected to be called upon and help," she said.
    In the interview, Palin said "I'm ready" when asked whether she had sufficient experience to serve as vice president. She added that she did not hesitate when McCain offered her the No. 2 spot on the ticket.
    "I answered yes because I have the confidence in that readiness and knowing that you can't blink, you have to be wired in a way of being so committed to the mission, the mission that we're on, reform of this country and victory in the war, you can't blink," she told Gibson.
    The event Thursday, held on a barren Army post on the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, provided a powerful visual backdrop for Palin's first solo appearance after weeks of traveling alongside McCain and reading from a carefully prepared script.
  2. mmillman

    mmillman Active Member

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    She doesn't do badly when she gets a week to read a prepared speech or two weeks before her first interview. She isn't asking to run a town where there biggest concern is should they add a jungle gym to the new park. She is asking to be put in a very powerful position whose decisions and influence can effect millions. She isn't qualified no matter how you spin it. They can have her cram on all the issues with her policy consultants, and speechwriters but are you willing to vote for a candidate that has to learn that position on the job?
  3. Jarv

    Jarv Loud pipes saves lives.

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    I thought it was Obama who was figuring that out for his community ?
  4. ZB9

    ZB9 New Member

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    Sadaam and the Baathists are long gone. They are fighting Al Queda currently in parts of Iraq, as well as other groups.

    just an fyi for the Washington Post and it's blind liberal sheep, er I mean readers.
  5. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I guess he didn't get a buttload of money to make a money pit of a community sports center without getting proper clearance to build on the land. Or maybe he did that as well. We do know SHE did that.
  6. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Its incredible to me that people still do not understand who we are fighting in Iraq ....

    Palin was absolutely correct.
  7. ZB9

    ZB9 New Member

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    some people still think we were attacked by a country with a flag, which is not the case

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