Friday, September 12, 2008

Now Watch for the Warmonger Smears

Here's a small snippet of the Charlie Gibson interview with Sarah Palin, which will be broadcast in full tonight:

In excerpts supplied by the network, Palin said she favored admitting former Soviet republics Ukraine and Georgia to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, even though Russia opposes such action. If a country was invaded by Russia, she said, that could mean war, but as a last resort. "Under the NATO treaty, wouldn't we then have to go to war if Russia went into Georgia?" Gibson asked in the excerpts. "Perhaps so," Palin replied. "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."

Her statement is no different than saying that 2 + 2 = 4. The core principle of NATO is that if one member is attacked then all are attacked. Anyone who disagrees with this would only remain consistent if they also believe that:

  1. America should withdraw from NATO.

  2. America should not help its friends - not Britain, not Germany, not France, not Japan, not South Korea, not the Philippines.
If you're such a person then so be it, but I vehemently disagree with you. More important than what you and I think though, does Barack Obama feel that America should not help its aforementioned friends? Or more likely, are his views the same as Palin's?

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