This is pitiful, and it would be hilarious if this person were not running for the second most powerful position in the world. Watch as Charlie Gibson asks Sarah Palin to explain the Bush Doctrine. She doesn’t have a clue. One phrase she has learned well, “terrorists who are hell-bent on destroying our nation.
Then the topic turned to Russia, and the possibility of Georgia and the Ukraine joining NATO.
GIBSON: Would you favor putting Georgia and Ukraine in NATO?
PALIN: Ukraine, definitely, yes. Yes, and Georgia.
GIBSON: Because Putin has said he would not tolerate NATO incursion into the Caucasus.
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.
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.
I can only assume that this is part of the “more wars” that Senator McCain has promised us will happen if he is elected President.
And speaking of war, not those in the future, but the present one, Governor Palin yesterday linked the Iraq war with 9/11 while addressing a brigade of soldiers, which included her son, who are bound for Iraq, saying that they would “defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans.”
Even President Bush doesn’t try to sell this line any more.
Finally on the subject of Iraq, General Petraeus, in an interview with the BBC, was asked about the use of the word “victory” in reference to the Iraq war.
That seems to contradict an assertion that Sen. McCain has made repeatedly–that our troops will come home with “victory and honor.” Governor Palin, in her acceptance speech at the Republican Convention, chastised Barack Obama for refusing to use the word “victory” when talking about Iraq, saying this:
“This is a man who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting, and never use the word `victory’ except when he’s talking about his own campaign.”
I don’t know Governor, it sounds to me like General Petraeus is in agreement with Barack Obama rather than you and Sen. McCain. But then again, who am I to correct a foreign policy expert like Mrs. Palin.