"America can never go back to that false sense of security that came before September 11, 2001," she said at the deployment ceremony, which drew hundreds of military families who walked from their homes on the sprawling post to the airstrip where the service was held.
The idea that Iraq shared responsibility with al-Qaeda for the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, once promoted by Bush administration officials, has since been rejected even by the president himself.
McCain aides were adamant that the ceremony had not been coordinated with the campaign, and officers at the installation said the Alaska governor had agreed to attend months before she was chosen for the GOP ticket. Palin's son Track, 19, will deploy to Iraq with his unit later this month. McCain's son Jimmy is with his Marine unit in Iraq, but the senator from Arizona has taken pains to keep him out of the campaign spotlight.
Read the Washington Post article about Palin's 9/11 comments here.
Read the CNN.com article about Palin's ABC interview here.
Read the ABC News.com article about Palin's interview here.
plez sez: okay, ya'll... this ain't even funny! i know that the candidates took a day off from haranguing each other's campaign for 9/11, but something has to be said about Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) and what she portends for this country!
she's only been out of the country once in her life (she didn't get a passport until August of last year so she could visit the Alaska National Guard in Kuwait). it took a few years, but even GEORGE W. BUSH now acknowledges that iraq had NOTHING to do with 9/11! NOTHING! NADA! ZILCH! but there she is, broad as day, proclaiming that her son is going to protect us from those evil terrorists in iraq!
Palin also appeared in an interview with ABC's Charles Gibson. her lack of foreign affairs knowledge showed like a slip under a cheap skirt.
i only caught a snippet or two of her interview with charles gibson, but it is quite evident that this woman is out of her league.
- she claims that was unprovoked in their attack on georgia. when georgia had been tossing a few shells into south ossetia, before the russians RETALIATED by firing shells and running tanks into georgia. their response may've been a bit over the top, but they were provoked!
- she had no idea what charles gibson was talking about when he asked her about the "bush doctrine." and then when he told her what it was, she still was clueless... talking about imminent threats to the united states! iraq was NEVER an imminent threat to the united states!
- she took a hardline on possibly getting into a war with russia, if georgia was a part of NATO! hmmmmm... WHO are we gonna fight russia with?!? with combat brigades stretched to the max in iraq and afghanistan, we want no parts of russian tanks rumbling over the bering strait into alaska!
- she has never met a foreign leader. her retort was that "if you look at history, there are a lot of vice presidents who haven't met foreign leaders." upon further inspection, over the past 30 years, there are NO vice presidents who have never met a foreign leader! this woman makes george w. bush seem like a rhodes scholar the way she revelled in her ignorance.
palin's grasp of foreign relations and her lack of the seriousness of the role of vice president make me wonder again... what the HECK was john mccain thinking when he picked this woman?!?
experience comes with time, but with good judgement, you either got it or you don't!