She then slammed Barack Obama calling him disqualified to be President of the United States, “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 I wanted to talk about things like that. So I guess I have to apologize about being a little annoyed, but that is also an indication of being outside that Washington elite and being outside the media elite also and just wanting to talk and just wanting to talk to Americans without the filter and let them know what we stand for.”
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, two weeks ago:
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates apologized Wednesday for recent U.S. airstrikes that have killed civilians in Afghanistan.
“I offer all Afghans my sincere condolences and personal regrets for the recent loss of innocent life as a result of coalition air strikes,” Gates said at a news conference outside the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.
“While no military has ever done more to prevent civilian casualties, it is clear that we have to work even harder.”
Daniel Larison has been chronicling her nonsense on this on an almost daily basis, so I will just leave you with a quote from him about the Palin choice:
For my part, I have made no secret that I welcome McCain’s defeat, so you might say that I am so biased against the ticket that you should ignore what I say, but it seems clear to me that the ever-declining standards that conservatives have set for what makes a candidate acceptable to them and the declining quality of the political leadership they have received are very closely related.
It is not an unfair attack to state that on matters great and small alike, Sarah Palin has demonstrated that she has no idea what she is talking about. And on the few occasions that she decides she should speak freely to the press, it is clear that she is just passing on jingoistic claptrap and unadulterated nonsense. Which, then again, may explain her appeal to the Republican base.