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ABC’s Gibson to Palin: ‘Are We Fighting a Holy War?’

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Posted on Sep 11, 2008
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In this clip from the sit-down session with ABC News’ Charlie Gibson and Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin, Gibson asks Palin to elaborate upon a statement she made earlier this year about the war in Iraq: “Our national leaders are sending them [U.S. military members] out on a task that is from God.” Here’s her response, in which she claims she was paraphrasing President Abraham Lincoln.

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By albert, September 12, 2008 at 3:44 pm Link to this comment
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i hope she doesn’t think God sent george bush to save the country. haha

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By hippy pam, September 12, 2008 at 10:29 am Link to this comment

Jesus was a MAGICIAN with a really savvy PUBLIC RELATIONS CREW…....

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By purplewolf, September 12, 2008 at 10:17 am Link to this comment

AND IT’S GODS WILL TO KILL WOLVES FROM THE AIR WHERE THEY HAVE NO PLACE TO HIDE. EVEN THOUGH HUMANS WERE TO BY CARETAKERS OF THE ANIMALS. ACCORDING TO GOD.

WE ALL SEE HOW SARAH TAKES CARE OF SOMETHING. KILL IT.

And in these last days…oh great another political mouthpiece who feels too comfortable trying to destroy every living thing on the planet to fulfill end time prophecy. According to Revelations.

There is nothing wrong with aborting a fetus, forced upon a woman who was raped. If men could get pregnant this rule would change and fast. What is immoral about a woman being raped is that, in the Old Testament, God says a woman who is raped should be forced to marry her rapist. Now that is IMMORAL and SADISTIC.

With all the books Sarah wanted on the ban list in Wasill(y)a’s library, surely the Bible should have made top of the list, as it is filled with violence against innocents, encourages the killing of strangers into your towns, wars to justify Gods anger management problems, destruction of children who make fun of bald men, the cursing of no rain for years on end, thus assuring nothing would be alive after 3-4 years of total earthly drought, and the list is endless.

As most adults I have talked to, we think we have enough intelligence to decide whether to read a book or not. Letting someone censor everything she feels is not appropriate is the taking of another of the last rights you still have left after 8 years of Republican rule. It looks as though they are gearing up to a “one religion for all” across America and with this person it is her task from God to see to it that it happens. Don’t believe in her God? Want to know your fate then? Look at other fanatical religious extremists and what they do to non-believers. She is no better and maybe worse than they are.

First rule of hunting: the female is always more deadly than the male of a species.
Second rule of hunting: expect the unexpected from your prey.

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By hippy pam, September 12, 2008 at 10:13 am Link to this comment

I listened to WHAT SHE SAID…. AND….even WITH LIPSTICK…SARAH PITBULL BARRACUDA is “OUR LADY OF MIS-DIRECTION”....I’m sure SHE WAS SENT TO “charm school” to learn to speak for an hour while SAYING NOTHING….This is the woman who AUTHORIZED THE AERIAL KILLING OF WOLVES FROM HELICOPTERS…..This is the woman who JUST RECEIVED HER PASSPORT and HAS NEVER SPOKEN TO ANY FOREIGN DIGNITARIES…This is the woman WITH NO EXPERIENCE THAT RE-PUKE-LIKINS WANT AS 2d IN COMMAND????Is this the woman I WANT IN CHARGE OF MY REPRODUCTION?CAN WE AFFORD HER NARROW MINDEDNESS AND INEXPERIENCED STUPIDITY IN THE TOP POWER POSITION IF MCSAME BECOMES UNABLE TO GOVERN???

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By CarolO, September 12, 2008 at 10:11 am Link to this comment

Exactly! Palin injects religion into whatever suits her.  She thinks having a mentally disabled child puts her into the category of martyrism.  My sister is mentally retarded and my mother did not leave her at 3 days old to go better her career.  And she didn’t parade another child on stage, unwed and pregnant, to be a hatchet job for the press.

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By wildflower, September 12, 2008 at 9:45 am Link to this comment

Re: CarolO

Believe I’ve finally sorted out the pro-life righteousness codes that “a VP Palin” would expect American women to live by:

It is just and moral for a society to execute a criminal for his crimes, BUT it is unjust and immoral for a woman who has been raped to abort the seed of the criminal who raped her.

It is just and moral for women to send their children off to other countries to kill for reasons of freedom, liberty, politics, oil, and/or religious beliefs of dispensationism, BUT it is unjust and immoral for women to abort a fetus or fertilized egg for reasons of despair, incest, physical illness, or mental well-being.

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By El, September 12, 2008 at 9:20 am Link to this comment
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More like she’s paraphrasing Osama Bin Laden. Her beliefs eerily remind me of certain religious extremism the US talks about wanting to defeat. The contradictions never end with this lady.

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By southparker, September 12, 2008 at 9:18 am Link to this comment
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She plays to her crowd.  She’s deceptive and duplicitious.  What more could we want in a VP?  Unfortunatly, McCain wants this power so bad, he’s stooped to all and any means to get it.  Rovian politics, a bone to the far-right evanglicals, whatever it takes.  Pinkie and the Brain comes to mind…very scary.

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By CarolO, September 12, 2008 at 8:04 am Link to this comment

If briefing Palin for several days produced no better interview than this, God help us if she says something off-the-cuff.  Her very first interview and already talking about war with Russia. And since when does God like war and the killing of innocents?

Not only does she have a distorted view of world politics, she has a distorted view on religion.  It works for her when it comes time for abortion but doesn’t work for her when it’s time to send young people into combat zones to be killed.  She is nuts!

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By Kelee, September 12, 2008 at 7:10 am Link to this comment
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Note Wildflower’s helpful trancript of Palin’s sermon at her church…the final statement….“In the last days people will seek refuge in Alaska—we have to be ready to administer to them…” Palin is planning for what I mentioned in my former post “the in times” or “last days” before the Apocalypse. This is truly terrifying: WHY ISN’T SHE BEING QUESTIONNED ABOUT THAT STATEMENT?” It reveals she has an agenda of ushering in all the calamities that extremist Christians believe will finally get them God’s goodies.
Progressive Christians—like myself—believe we have been given free will and we have the power to avert wars and global warming. God is love and creativity and this creativity can change things and allows for different religious expressions and ways of living.  Palin’s view is hateful, dark and fatal: Christianity become satanism.

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By DoctorK, September 12, 2008 at 1:57 am Link to this comment

correction: that school video.

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By DoctorK, September 12, 2008 at 1:34 am Link to this comment

Do not try to make sense of her statements, because it is impossible. Quoting Abraham Lincoln was truly “over the top”...the Repug spinmeisters had to figure out something, anything to respond to that church video.  How about THIS statement, attributed to the Bible, LINCOLN, Ben Franklin or Confucius? (You decide)...“It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

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By wildflower, September 11, 2008 at 11:36 pm Link to this comment

It’s hard for me to understand how any woman, including Palin, can become so enthusiastic about sending her “first born” off to Iraq where he will undoubtedly be killing other women’s children.

Yes, she is one mixed up lady. . .Somehow it’s immoral for a rape victim to abort the sperm of the criminal that raped her; yet, Palin is proud to be sending her “first born” off to Iraq where he will be killing other women’s children for our country? for our democracy? for our freedom?

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By wildflower, September 11, 2008 at 10:28 pm Link to this comment

Doesn’t look like the Governor was being very honest with Charley.  I listened to her presentation to the Wasilla Assembly of God youth group, and although Palin and Pastor Kalnin talk a lot about God, God’s will, and God’s plans, at no time did I hear either one of them mention Abe Lincoln.  But what they do say is:

“. . . I think God’s will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built . . . “ [Palin]

“. . . I’ll be doing my job in developing natural resources . . . but really all that stuff doesn’t do any good if the people of Alaska’s part isn’t right with God. And that’s going to be your job.  . . As I’m doing my job . . .  your job is going to be out there reaching the people . . . and we can work together to make sure God’s will be done here.” [Palin]

“. . . Pray for our military men and women, who are striving to do what is right, also for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God.” [Palin]

“. . . that is what we have to make sure we are praying for, that there is a plan and that plan is God’s plan. . . “ [Palin]

“. . . There was something about the natural resources, about the state,  there was some things that God wants to tap into, to be a refuge for the lower 48, and I believe Alaska is one of the refuge states. . . in the last days, and hundreds and thousands of people are going to come to this state to seek refuge, and the church has to be ready to administer to them.” [Pastor Kalnin with nods from Palin]

http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/20080907_palin_takes_the_pulpit_at_wasilla_assembly_of_god/

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By Kelee, September 11, 2008 at 9:16 pm Link to this comment
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If Palin was quoting Lincoln at her extremist church why didn’t she credit him then? BECAUSE this is spin generated to cover her “in times” apocalyptic beliefs that she is an agent of God in a Holy War. Her church believes that Russia is part of that which proceeds the “second coming of Christ” as they call it—and she WILL lie about her role in helping this twisted view of Christianity occur—she is a Christian Jihadist that feels like most terrorists do—that the means-lies-murders and all—will justify the end. LOOK OUT—she is capable of anything. Further, her belief that global warming is not real-despite northern Alaska now becoming ocean—stem from the same extremist Christianity. Everything she does will be generated by her view as an agent of God.

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By jen, September 11, 2008 at 8:59 pm Link to this comment
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly02j7Mycrk

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By CarolO, September 11, 2008 at 8:27 pm Link to this comment

Only Palin is.  God is sending in the troops and next He’s sending them to Russia.

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By RS, September 11, 2008 at 8:22 pm Link to this comment
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“Hey Charlie, when I was saying ‘Up was Down’ I was paraphasing Lincoln when he said ‘Up is Up. And Down is Down.’  - That’s what I was saying, Charlie.”

Uh huh.

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