Thursday, September 25, 2008

In Her Own Words

I will not, surely, transgress the excellent principle of Right Speech nor slander Governor Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential candidate, by repeating her own words verbatim. Here she is with Katie Couric, on Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc.:

The logistics that we are already suggesting here, not having enough troops in the area right now. The... things like the terrain even in Afghanistan and that border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, where, you know, we believe that-- Bin Laden is-- is hiding out right now and... and is still such a leader of this terrorist movement. There... there are many more challenges there. So, again, I believe that... a surge in Afghanistan also will lead us to victory there as it has proven to have done in Iraq. And as I say, Katie, that we cannot afford to retreat, to withdraw in Iraq. That's not gonna get us any better off in Afghanistan either. And as our leaders are telling us in our military, we do need to ramp it up in Afghanistan, counting on our friends and allies to assist with us there because these terrorists who hate America, they hate what we stand for with the... the freedoms, the democracy, the... the women's rights, the tolerance, they hate what it is that we represent and our allies, too, and our friends, what they represent. If we were... were to allow a stronghold to be captured by these terrorists then the world is in even greater peril than it is today. We cannot afford to lose in Afghanistan.

This makes sense? Or is she simply mangling what Obama has been saying, lo these many months?


thailandchani said...

Ugh! Ugh! Ugh! That sounds like the rhetoric from several years ago, right after 9/11. Does she ever have an original thought?



mandt said...

We wanna hear what George thinks!

mandt said...

PS. Your George that is.....

Mark said...

I agree with Chani.
Rhetoric all the way. "Win?" "Lose?" These words have no bearing here. The right wing is just using them to motivate people into buying into their agenda.
By the way, I absolutely HATE it when people like Palin use phrases like "These terrorists hate America, they hate what we stand for with the freedoms, the democracy, the women's rights, the tolerance..." What a load of bologna. We don't even have those rights secured in our own country! Even if we did, they're not what our country has shown itself to stand for. We're far too self-serving to claim those as our foundation.
I won't even dive into what people like Palin mean when they say "terrorist," which they're really equating with "Muslim," or "anyone who thinks our American Empire is wrong." No wonder people abroad hate us with rhetoric like that.

robin andrea said...

I read this morning that Palin was invited to do post-debate talk last night and declined. She does have a very hard time expressing the very little mis-firings of her synapses. Pity. I look forward to the VP debate with some trepidation. It's hard to watch someone struggle trying to complete a thought and a sentence.