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Palin: US Military Needs To Go On "Offense"
Posted By jwilkes - Saturday, June 13th, 2009 at 3:26 PM
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Continuing her media blitz of late, Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican Vice
Presidential nominee Sarah Palin stopped by Wolf Blitzer's Situation Room.
Ostensibly, Palin doesn't really need a reason to be doing interviews at this point,
despite being nothing more than one of 50 governors with no particularly newsworthy
distinction (ironically, she's become every bit the "celebrity" she derided Obama
for being). But with every interview she gives, its difficult to overlook the air of
self-promotion, the feel of a candidate-in-waiting.

That's why it was a little suprising... strike that, it wasn't surprising. That's
why it was interesting to hear "Sarah Barracuda" make this blunder:

"We need to do everything we can with our military to show that we're strong on
offense."

Call it a misstatement if you want, but President Obama would have been put through
the ringer for it.

Our military doesn't go on "offense." it defends our borders and those of our
allies. "Offense" means provoking or starting an all-out military assault. What's
worse is when the comment is taken in context: Palin and Blitzer were discussing
what the US's response should be to North Korea's recent test launches of long-range
missiles.

I'd stop short of saying Palin would advocate a preemptive strike on North Korea.
But if her comment serves one purpose, it's to underscore her frightening lack of
foreign policy experience, or even- for that matter- foreign policy perspective. And
it also signifies what Palin-diplomacy might look like: the same sort of
first-strike doctrine that got us mired in Iraq (because Bush officials argued that
Iraq posed an immediate threat to the US and it's allies).

There's a time for military action- when diplomatic channels have failed. That's why
presidents from Kennedy to Reagan never jumped the gun- because if, at any point
during the Cold War- either side had gone on "offense," this world would be an
awfully different place.

And this woman wants to be president?



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Discussion:
"Math is hard" LOL...
[ Posted at 6:44 PM on 6/13/09 | Reply ]
[-] Isn't Sarah Palin - Guest-TexDen
offensive enough?
[ Posted at 2:36 PM on 6/14/09 | Reply ]
when any high school graduate has a better grasp on the issues than she does.
[ Posted at 2:38 PM on 6/14/09 | Reply ]
[-] How much more Offensive can we get? - Guest-CliffDropOver
We are fighting several unnecessary wars at present and interfering in innumerable others. No other Country in the world is more Offensive than we are!
[ Posted at 2:40 PM on 6/14/09 | Reply ]
[-] The_Antigamer - Guest-TheAntigamer1point
She seriously has no diplomatic ability at all. It's like she took no skill points in diplomacy, treats all NPC's as hostile, and rolls only natural ones.
[ Posted at 2:45 PM on 6/14/09 | Reply ]
[-] We're all going to die - Guest-Karthan
if she becomes president.
[ Posted at 5:04 PM on 6/14/09 | Reply ]
we OFFENSIVELY invaded iraq on a pack of lies and this idiot is still wearing GOP kneepads to get her face in the media. She clearly didn't realize how stupid she was during the 2008 run-up to the elelction, so she keeps persisting with nonesense.

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[ Posted at 3:47 PM on 6/17/09 | Reply ]
[-] The Tiny King - Guest-TinyElvis
Palin is priming for the preserdenting of Palin/Bachmann in 2012. Thems is a gonna make us the USA USA USA!!!! Ain't a gonna be no more kinds of sochallests or nones of them leberalls no kinda more. We's a gonna make us a USA USA USA in this hear Christyun Nation. Then ain't a gonna be no kinds of A-rab and Todd Palin is gonna make him a sky machine to sniperize them A-rabs and Demoncrats from his sky machine. USA USA USA USA!!!! Boo to the terrorists and A-rabs and them Leberalls and that dastardlee preserdent Barrakk HUsayn Obayma.
[ Posted at 3:57 AM on 6/18/09 | Reply ]
[-] What is She thinking! - Guest-AllenStevens
Just what is the caribou bimbo thinking!!!! She has lost what little mind she has ever had. THIS is why she should NEVER hold an office of power over the military. She has NO, and I mean NO, foreign policy experience, or even ideas to make this country great once again, she is preaching the far right conservative war mongering rant. She just needs to go back to Alaska and keep an eye on Russia from her house.....ROFLMAO!!!!!
[ Posted at 9:03 AM on 6/19/09 | Reply ]
[-] "The Chin" gets her war on - Guest-blaising
Mommy...? The lady with the big jaw and glasses scares me!!
[ Posted at 10:43 AM on 6/20/09 | Reply ]

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