Friday, September 12, 2008

Charlie Gibson Loves the North Korean Government!

Charlie Gibson, who later in this interview will disgrace himself by selective editing of the "God's Will" quote, attempts to trap Palin on the Pakistan question.

GIBSON: But governor, I am asking you, do 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: 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

Gibson's line of questioning tells us that he doesn't remember the MacArthur/Truman disagreement about the Yalu and Red China and that he approves the way the Korean War ended.

So, obviously, Gibson approves of the consequences--and by extension, Gibson approves of the North Korean government!

See? I can extrapolate from non-text just as well as Charlie Gibson!! Maybe better; I actually recall history.

Oh, there's more.

Gibson also thinks that Israel needs US permission to defend itself.

GIBSON: What if Israel decided it felt threatened and need to take out the Iranian nuclear facilities?

PALIN: Well, first, we are friends of Israel, and I don't think that we should second guess the measures that Israel has to take to defend themselves, and for their security.

GIBSON: So if we didn't second guess it and if they decided they needed to do it, because Iran was an existential threat, we would be cooperative or agree with that?

PALIN: I don't think we can second guess what Israel has to do to secure its nation.

GIBSON: So if it felt necessary, if it felt the need to defend itself by taking out Iranian nuclear facilities, that would be all right?

We cannot second guess the steps that Israel has to take to defend itself.

What part of "allow Israel to defend itself" don't you understand, Charlie?

Gibson would have actually displayed an IQ if he had asked the logical followup: "Should the US insert troops to defend Israel from a counter-attack?"

THAT would be a much more interesting discussion. But Charlie Gibson had already demonstrated that he did not have a particular interest in an interesting discussion.

He had other priorities.

HT: PowerLine

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