I read him his headline: “Palin Open to War with Russia.” His response: “Then she should go.”
In her first sit-down with a national news media outlet since becoming the Republican vice presidential nominee, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin responded to a series of specific questions about foreign policy and national security with a series of general answers that put her firmly on the side of doing “whatever it takes” to protect the nation. And she left open the option of waging war with Russia if it were to again invade neighboring Georgia and the former Soviet republic were a NATO ally.
“We will not repeat a Cold War,” Palin said in her first television interview since becoming Republican John McCain’s vice presidential running mate two weeks ago.
Palin told Charles Gibson of ABC News that she’d favor including Georgia and Ukraine, both former Soviet republics, in NATO despite opposition by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Asked whether the United States would have to go to war with Russia if it invaded Georgia, and the country was part of NATO, Palin said: “Perhaps so.”
I would love to have been a fly on the wall when “Russia expert” Condi Rice — who could only muster herself to say of Sarah Palin in a recent interview “She gave a terrific speech.” and “She’s a governor of a state here in the United States.” — heard that one. I’m willing to bet that one made Condi cuss.
She probably had to ask her aides to leave the room for minute. Unless they were smart enough to quietly file out on their own, and close the door behind them.
Open to war with Russia? She actually said “We will not repeat a cold war.”
I’m now convinced, Sarah Palin’s job is to sit tight until something happens to John McCain, and then set in motion the apocalypse.
Well, Palin lives in Alaska, so she’ll have a short trip if she goes.
Seriously, I wonder if all those women who are suddenly Sarah Palin supporters are ready to send their kids off to fight her war with Russia. Make that war with the Russian winter. If she’s dumb enough to take us to war with Russia, I guarantee someone in Russia is smart enough to know they just have to keep us bush until winter once we’re there. It’s worked pretty well for them in the past.