Palin threatens war with Russia over Georgia
by thezzyzx, Thu Sep 11, 2008 at 01:51:23 PM EDT
Well I think we're seeing why they kept her under wraps. ABC got the puff interview, but she said something that I hope won't play well:
The Governor advocated the accession of Georgia and Ukraine into NATO.
When asked by Gibson if under the NATO treaty, the U.S. would have to go to war if Russia again invaded Georgia, Palin responded: "Perhaps so. I mean, that is the agreement when you are a NATO ally, is if another country is attacked, you're going to be expected to be called upon and help.
Does anyone think that a war with Russia over Georgia or Ukraine is in our interests? This isn't Iraq here; we're talking about going to war with a country that has many nuclear weapons. I hope at some point in that interview she said why this is so crucial. How many Americans had even heard of the non-state Georgia 3 months ago? I thought it was the Islamists who were our mortal enemy now.
Time to bring back the Daisy ad.
Update: Some people in the comments suggested a line of reasoning where Palin didn't actually call for war per se. I can see the point, but: (1) If Palin actually were the VP now, making a comment like that actually would go a long way towards bringing us to war. (2) We just spent 48 hours addressing if, "Lipstick on a pig," was a veiled attack. I'm not seeing the need to go out of my way to pull Palin out of a hole she dug for herself, especially because I'm not convinced McCain isn't itching for a war.