Saturday, September 13, 2008

Palin on nuclear war: "Perhaps so" has a passionate commentary on Sarah Palin's first major interview. While noting that Sarah Palin thinks that the fact that you can see Russia from an Alaskan island gives her some sort of foreign policy kudos, Kristy S-Y writes:

While her thinking geography gives her some type of edge over intelligence and experience is absurd and a bit scary, it didn’t come close to her other Russia answer! This one was beyond scary, it was downright dangerous!

Palin:Well, you know, the Rose Revolution, the Orange Revolution, those actions have showed us that those democratic nations, I believe, deserve to be in NATO. Putin thinks otherwise. Obviously he thinks otherwise, but,

Gibson:And under the NATO treaty, wouldn't we then have to go to war if Russia went into Georgia?

Palin: 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.

No American leader would give an answer like that. No European leader would give an answer like that. Barack Obama would never give an answer like that. Joe Biden would never give an answer like that. Even John McCain knows better than to give an answer like. In fact,:any sane, informed leader (or hopeful leader) knows better than to give an answer like that. And yet, Sarah Palin did.

In one uneducated, unscripted answer Sarah Palin spoke volumes. This first term Governor, with absolutely no foreign affairs experience and absolutely no national security experience states that “perhaps so” when talking about a nuclear war shows just how unqualified she really is, how unprepared she is to serve. It shows just how unqualified John McCain is in choosing (and supporting her) and how questionable his choices and motives are. McCain sings “Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” and his running mate is ready to start WWIII, what horrific signals are we sending around the world?

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