About a year ago, Barack Obama gave an entirely reasonable answer to a question:
Asked whether he would move U.S. troops out of Iraq to better fight terrorism elsewhere, [Obama] brought up Afghanistan and said, "We've got to get the job done there and that requires us to have enough troops so that we're not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous pressure over there."
Any halfway intelligent person would understand that Obama is saying that we require more troops in Afghanistan so that we don't have to rely on air strikes, which are sometimes inaccurate and wind up killing innocent people. And when American air strikes accidentally kill innocent people, it makes the very people we are trying to help angry at the United States and makes the American military's job that much more difficult.
Anybody who isn't a moron or entirely full of shit would understand that.
So, of course, Gubner Shitforbrains, who knows so little about anything that she thinks Afghanistan is in Canada, read or heard those comments and put on her heels and took off her gloves!
“Some of his comments that he has made about the war that I think may — in my world– disqualifies someone from consideration as the next commander in chief.” Palin said, “Some of his comments about Afghanistan and what we are doing there supposedly– just air raiding villages and killing civilians. That’s reckless…”
So you know what happens next. I don't even have to tell you. You just know how this is going to turn out.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. airstrikes in Afghanistan on Aug. 22 killed some 30 civilians, far more than the military has previously acknowledged, defense officials said Wednesday.
A new probe found that the strikes against a suspected Taliban compound in the western province of Herat killed about 30 civilians…
The issue of civilian deaths has caused outrage among Afghans and strained relations with foreign forces there to help fight the insurgency. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has warned U.S. and NATO for years that they must stop killing civilians on bombing runs against militants, saying the deaths undermine his government and the international mission.
That's right. The American military--not Barack Obama--has recklessly determined that American air strikes have killed a bunch of civilians. And the President of Afghanistan--not Barack Obama--has stated that these air strikes, which sometimes kill civilians undermine his government--that's the one we, Americans, support for you Sarah Palin fans out there--and the international mission, which, again, for you Sarah Palin fans, is the one we Americans are fighting for.
And who recklessly asked for this new probe into civilian deaths? Was it Barack Obama?
...[NATO Commander Gen. David] McKiernan ordered a second U.S. investigation into the deaths because pictures and video images surfaced that appeared to show 30 to 40 victims laid out in a village mosque, including at least 10 dead children.
And what has General David McKiernan taken away from these most unfortunate events?
McKiernan has said there aren't enough U.S. ground forces in Afghanistan, so the military is relying more heavily on air power — a greater risk in a conflict where insurgents don't wear uniforms and intentionally mix with the general population for protection.
Oh, geez! Now, in Sarah Palin's world, better known as "Planet Stupid", Hamid Karzai and General David McKiernan are disqualified from being considered for Commander In Chief. Which is okay by me, since Hamid Karzai wasn't born in the United States and I don't know jack shit about General David McKiernan. But clearly, on Planet Stupid, American generals are not qualified to command the American military. And the President of Afghanistan is making reckless remarks about what we are doing to support his own government.
Can these people be any more retarded? I mean, Palin and McCain and the entire modern Gee Oh Pee are mocking Obama for saying things as sensible as "You really ought to tie your shoes after you put them on."
For instance, is there really a single American who doesn't think we have the moral authority to go into any country in the entire world and catch or kill Osama bin Laden, who killed 3000 Americans in broad daylight in downtown Manhattan, whether or not the country he's hiding in likes it or not?
I mean, aside from John McCain.
Sarah Palin is reckless. She's stupid and she's foolish. She's a person who would make it the official policy of the great United States to do things that harm American interests and get Americans killed just because she thinks it would be fun, you betcha, to just go on out there and be Vice President, don't you know!
I know I'm using the word "stupid", over and over and over again. But what are you going to do? It's like trying to blog about water without being repetitive about how "wet" it is.