Palin Foreign Policy – Be very afraid?

TA:
I know there are some Republicans on this list so I don’t mean this to be political necessarily, but Mrs. Palin is just plain simple.
Watch this video and tell me you’re not worried this person has a very real chance of being the most powerful person in the world in the very near future.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/25/palin-talks-russia-with-k_n_129318.html

James:
TA, You need to practice thinking objectively, Palins’s comments concerning foreign policy do not even come remotely close to the absurdity of the claims made by Obama concerning his foreign policy experience.

As someone else on the internet said concerning Obama’s foreign policy comments:

Barack Obama lived in Indonesia from 1967 to 1971. Born in 1961, he’s admitting that he brings to the table the foreign policy experience of a 6-10 year old… is that really the depth of experience that he thinks American voters want in a leader? If so, my experiences playing with G.I. Joe when I was that age qualify me to be Secretary of Defense.

HuffingtonPost article right back at you:

Last night at a fundraiser in San Francisco, Barack Obama took a question on what he’s looking for in a running mate. “I would like somebody who knows about a bunch of stuff that I’m not as expert on,” he said, and then he was off and running. “I think a lot of people assume that might be some sort of military thing to make me look more Commander-in-Chief-like. Ironically, this is an area–foreign policy is the area where I am probably most confident that I know more and understand the world better than Senator Clinton or Senator McCain.”

“It’s ironic because this is supposedly the place where experience is most needed to be Commander-in-Chief. Experience in Washington is not knowledge of the world. This I know. When Senator Clinton brags ‘I’ve met leaders from eighty countries’–I know what those trips are like! I’ve been on them. You go from the airport to the embassy. There’s a group of children who do native dance. You meet with the CIA station chief and the embassy and they give you a briefing. You go take a tour of a plant that [with] the assistance of USAID has started something. And then–you go.”

“You do that in eighty countries–you don’t know those eighty countries. So when I speak about having lived in Indonesia for four years, having family that is impoverished in small villages in Africa–knowing the leaders is not important–what I know is the people. . . .”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mayhill-fowler/obama-says-no-to-foreign_b_95357.html

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