Palin As CiC of Alaskan Guard - Bush Doctrine
I've wondered why some Governors haven't come out to speak to what their involvement is as to their States National Guard, when there isn't a Natural Disaster, the involvement as the Commander in Chief of those Guard Units, as well as the Involvement when the Federal Government steps in and takes Command, sending them into occupations as regular military units, as right out of the gate Mrs Palin claim was to broad experience in Guard affairs.
Well I need ask nor wait any longer.
Palin put her 'Experience' as a Commander in Chief to rest last night in the Interview on ABC with Charlie Gibson, in her answer on the 'Bush Doctrine', as a Governor with her States National Guard units being called into National Service and Fighting Overseas, She doesn't know It and apparently never understood what it was nor the implications to her state and her state guards readiness if she had a need to call them into duty.
Ms. Palin did not appear to understand what the Bush Doctrine is. It is generally understood to be the assertion, put forward by President George W. Bush after the Sept. 11 attacks, of the right of the United States to take pre-emptive military action against states that pose a threat to U.S. national security.
Which you'll see alot of today as real journalists are scratching their heads trying to grasp her lack of understanding as a State National Guard CiC!
GIBSON: Do you agree with the Bush doctrine?
PALIN: In what respect, Charlie?
GIBSON: The Bush -- well, what do you -- what do you interpret it to be?
PALIN: His world view.
GIBSON: No, the Bush doctrine, enunciated September 2002, before the Iraq war.
PALIN: I believe that what President Bush has attempted to do is rid this world of Islamic extremism, terrorists who are hell bent on destroying our nation. There have been blunders along the way, though. There have been mistakes made. And with new leadership, and that's the beauty of American elections, of course, and democracy, is with new leadership comes opportunity to do things better.
GIBSON: The Bush doctrine, as I understand it, is that we have the right of anticipatory self-defense, that we have the right to a preemptive strike against any other country that we think is going to attack us. Do you agree with that?
PALIN: I agree that a president's job, when they swear in their oath to uphold our Constitution, their top priority is to defend the United States of America.
I know that John McCain will do that and I, as his vice president, families we are blessed with that vote of the American people and are elected to serve and are sworn in on January 20, that will be our top priority is to defend the American people.
GIBSON: Do we have a right to anticipatory self-defense? Do we have a right to make a preemptive strike again another country if we feel that country might strike us?
PALIN: Charlie, if there is legitimate and enough intelligence that tells us that a strike is imminent against American people, we have every right to defend our country. In fact, the president has the obligation, the duty to defend.
GIBSON: Do we have the right to be making cross-border attacks into Pakistan from Afghanistan, with or without the approval of the Pakistani government?
PALIN: Now, as for our right to invade, we're going to work with these countries, building new relationships, working with existing allies, but forging new, also, in order to, Charlie, get to a point in this world where war is not going to be a first option. In fact, war has got to be, a military strike, a last option.
GIBSON: But, Governor, I'm asking you: We have the right, in your mind, to go across the border with or without the approval of the Pakistani government.
PALIN: In order to stop Islamic extremists, those terrorists who would seek to destroy America and our allies, we must do whatever it takes and we must not blink, Charlie, in making those tough decisions of where we go and even who we target.
GIBSON: And let me finish with this. I got lost in a blizzard of words there. Is that a yes? That you think we have the right to go across the border with or without the approval of the Pakistani government, to go after terrorists who are in the Waziristan area?
PALIN: I believe that America has to exercise all options in order to stop the terrorists who are hell bent on destroying America and our allies. We have got to have all options out there on the table.
As a State Commander in Chief, especially under this administration and homeland security, should understand full well what the Nations Commander in Chief sets forth as to National Security, they should also be getting regular briefings if there is any such thing as a War on Terror. If not than they apparently are doing exactly what the rest of the country is doing, No Sacrifice, as her Guard Units are sent to Wars and their families are left behind to worry and wait! And these State CiC's can't Claim 'Experience' as to any Military Troops and Their Deployments!
Which gives much more credence to what was already found by those trying to get a Resume about Palin that neither the Republican Party nor the McCain camp figured they needed to when Dropping her on the Country to hire for the Second Most Powerful Position of Representation, they apparently think that Leadership means some sort of Popularity Contest not Policy or Knowledge of, or even having one.
The longer the McCain camp, and the Republican Party, try to Cover up instead of putting Her forward, not talking heads saying the same thing, to answer the many issues that have come to light, not only as to experience as a State CiC, the deeper the hole they dig!
Many questions are out there, she put to rest her experience in military affairs last night. I still don't understand why she was picked, and especially why she accepted, with a 4 month old newborn 'Special Needs' child, a question I would want answers to if she were a male as well, and there are plenty more.
The answers I'm getting, and the above puts at least a few to rest, especially as to her sons coming deployment to Iraq, she Quickly Accepted because her main concern is Sarah, this is All about her! And as John McCains daughter would say, PERIOD!!!