Sarah Palin on the Iraq War

Posted: August 31, 2008 in america, john mccain, military, politics, republicans, sarah palin, voting, war

We know GOP Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin doesn’t know much about science or the constitution, and her foreign policy experience consists of being a neighbor to Siberia, but surely she must have something to say about the Iraq War, right?  After all, that debacle has touched the lives of nearly 1% of the American public (3% if you include extended family), and her own 19-year old son is deploying this September 11th.  Well… as it turns out, maybe she doesn’t.  In her own words as of last year,

“I’ve been so focused on state government, I haven’t really focused much on the war in Iraq,” she said. “I heard on the news about the new deployments, and while I support our president, Condoleezza Rice and the administration, I want to know that we have an exit plan in place; I want assurances that we are doing all we can to keep our troops safe.”

Okay, so that was from an interview in July 2007.  Surely she must have some more substantive thoughts by now?  Um, not really, if the following clip is any indication.

Wow.  That’s reassuring.  To think this woman has been accused of being “ready to be President”.  Here’s the transcript for the bandwidth-impaired:

The GOP agenda to ramp up domestic supplies of energy is the only way that we’re going to become energy independent, the only way that we are going to become a more secure nation — and I say this, of course, looking at the situation we are in right now, at war, not knowing what the plan is to ever end the war that we’re engaged in, understanding that Americans are seeking solutions, and they are seeking resolution in this war effort, so energy supplies, being able to produce and supply domestically, is going to be a big part of that.

….I have a 19 year old who’s getting ready to be deployed to Iraq. His Stryker brigade will leave on September 11th of this year. He’s 19, he’ll be gone for a year. [And so] kind of on a personal level, when I talk about, umm, the plan for the war, you know, let’s make sure we have a plan here, and respecting McCain’s position on that.

So, she thinks the GOP actually has an energy plan, and has nothing of substance to say about the most critical event facing our nation’s military forces.  WTF is McCain thinking?  That voters are going to be won over by a pretty face and tight ass?

I sincerely hope we’re not that stupid.


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